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J. Trop. Resour. Sustain. Sci. 3 (2015) 18-21

The Need for Teaching Undergraduate Students the Pesticides Label Contents In Faculties of Agriculture

Marcela Pimid1*, Kumara Thevan Krishnan2

1School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Penang, Malaysia
2Faculty of Agro Based Industry, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus, Locked Bag No. 100, 17600 Jeli, Kelantan, Malaysia

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Abstract : Pesticides labels contain specific information that is of interest at various pesticide handling stages. In current study, 14 students from Faculty of Agro Based Industry, University Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia were assessed on their ability to understand the content of 14 pesticides product labels. The results of this study indicate that students were able to retrieve information such as hazard class, manufacturer and signal word with accuracy of 97.5 %, 98.7 % and 86.2 % without any formal training, respectively. Meanwhile, the worst performances of students were in retrieving information of the type of formulation from the pesticide product label which, only 4 responses (5 %) were accurate

Keywords : formulation,Malaysia,pesticide product label,students,training,