Keep children and animals away from the garden when using herbicide - Garden

2022-10-24 21:29:43 By : Ms. Mila Lin

Read the label and instructions for use carefully before use.Avoid the agent coming into contact with the skin, eyes or being inhaled.If you get it in your eyes, rinse immediately with large amounts of water.Always wash your hands after use.Use the recommended protective equipment stated on the ethics and make sure that the equipment is in order.It is advisable to always wear gloves and full-coverage work clothes.You must not eat, drink or smoke when using pesticides.Never allow children or pets to walk on the sprayed area until it is dry.If you suspect poisoning, contact a doctor, call Poison Information on 22591300 or call 113.Norwegians love their gardens and throughout the winter we dream of beautiful berry bushes, green lawns and warm evenings in beautiful outdoor furniture.But the reality can quickly be ugly weed plants in the flower bed and hours of weeding to get the vegetables to grow.Many people do not bother to spend so much time on weeding and resort to various pesticides that are supposed to kill the weeds.If you do, it is important that you take your precautions, it is not a good idea to pour it out into the garden without thinking first.- The approval of pesticides for use in hobby gardens is strictly regulated.With normal use of these preparations, there is no risk of health effects, says Abdelkarim Abdellaue of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority to is the Norwegian Food Safety Authority that controls and approves such preparations as herbicides and they themselves have drawn up a number of precautionary rules.They ask you to read the label and instructions for use carefully before you use such a product in the garden.Always wear gloves and work clothes and remember to wear protective equipment if it is recommended on the label.It is important not to allow the agent to come into contact with the skin and eyes or to inhale it.Then wash your hands when you're done.The Norwegian Food Safety Authority also emphasizes that children and pets must be kept away from the sprayed area until it has dried up.The active substance glyphosate is found in most herbicides and this substance is controversial.There is a lot of research into possible harmful effects, but the products have been approved by European and Norwegian authorities.The Norwegian Food Safety Authority states that glyphosate has been investigated for the possibility of causing genetic damage, cancer, reproductive damage and damage to the nervous system, but no serious effects were found.In humans, discomfort has been observed in cases of poisoning and skin irritation in the event of spillage.Exposure during use is generally considered to be low.The Norwegian Food Safety Authority advises that children or animals should not be allowed to travel in the area when it is still wet after spraying.If the treated area is open to general traffic, it must be marked with posters.It is not allowed to sell berries that have been sprayed with glyphosate.Jan Netland is a researcher at Bioforsk and works with plant health and plant protection.He asks people to be cautious with the use of herbicides in their gardens because you can easily destroy other plants.- The products that you can buy for private use in gardens have been approved by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, there are weak concentrations of the active substances in them and they should not be toxic to those who use them, says Netland.He still asks people to read the labels and instructions for use carefully and use the products as indicated.- It is important to remember that ornamental and edible plants in the garden can be damaged by spray if you hit them with an herbicide.Some agents can be used in lawns without damaging the lawn grass.Other means, on the other hand, damage all vegetation and here you have to be particularly careful so that you only hit the weeds, without damaging lawn grass or surrounding plants, says Netland.It is often difficult to get weeds sprayed without hitting grass and other plants, but if, for example, you are bothered by dandelions between the stone slabs in the driveway, weed killer can be useful.Did you know that you can also use vinegar to kill weeds?Netland recommends not using herbicides near food you grow in the garden.- If you grow vegetables or have a great berry bush, then it is better to weed.None of the herbicides that small garden owners can buy are intended to be sprayed on food plants.He advises that if you are unlucky enough to hit a branch on, for example, the apple tree with a spray of herbicide, it may be a good idea to break off that branch, so that the herbicide does not penetrate the tree.Senior adviser Liv Thoring in Framtiden i väre hande would strongly advise against using herbicides in a garden.- The active substance glyphosate is found in Roundup, which is the best-selling pesticide in Norway.It is sold at Norwegian garden centres.This is not something that should be sprayed on the nature around us.It is presented as harmless, but the manufacturer Monsanto itself writes on its website that it takes 2-3 weeks before the poison has disappeared into the roots, and that during these weeks children and pets should play elsewhere, says Thoring to is alarmed that the use of such preparations in Norway has increased by more than 300 per cent in the last 20 years.- All such pesticides are basically equally bad.After all, this is designed to kill plants and insects in people's gardens and does just that.You also quickly see that when you use it, you kill the grass around the weeds because the product is so strong.Glyphosate is very effective, but also very harmful, says Thoring.She recommends fighting the weeds by weeding or covering with fiber cloth around the plants.It is also a good idea to spread the soil in the bed and keep it porous, then the weeds will have a poorer hold.As itself tested last summer, vinegar is another effective method for getting rid of weeds, if, for example, you are struggling with unwelcome plants between stone slabs in the driveway.The best materials for the terraceSmart tips for spring cleaning This case was first published on 18/05 2014, and last updated on 28/04 2017