Apr 18, 2019

Agri. dept issues warning on herbicides

Agriculture Department's Agricultural Information Center said that all farmers are requested not to use the herbicides that were used last year for weed control again this year.

Media spokesman of the center, Sanath M. Bandara says the investigation has revealed that the use of herbicides with the same codes consecutively will not control weeds successfully.

He further stated that farmers have applied pesticides exorbitantly for weed control and it is not a good thing for the human health.

Every single herbicide permitted in Sri Lanka has been marked with the codes: A, B, K1, O, C, G, H, F, E and K. It is informed to farmers not to use same code consecutively.