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  • August 4, 2011
  • Late 1994 a meeting with farmers was held giving practical advice on the safe use of pesticides and risk reduction strategies. In 1997, new legislation was introduced with stricter demands regarding pesticide use and application. The legislation included requirements for spray-free buffer zones and stricter demands regarding the place for filling and cleaning the sprayer. During 1998-1999, a program was launched giving small and mid-sized farmers economical compensation during a 5-year period when agreeing to comply with risk reduction measurements within agriculture. This included demands for the farmers to have spray-free buffer zones, a safe place for filling and cleaning the sprayer, inspection of the sprayer and training courses. In 1999, the sugar industry introduced an Environmental Management System compulsory for the sugarbeet grovers. It included safe use of pesticides.
  • August 4, 2011

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  • 1. Practical training for farmers in Denmark Senior advisor Poul Henning Petersen
  • 2.
    • Owned by farmers
    • Partnership
    • 31 regional centres
    • Knowledge Centre for Agriculture
    Danish Agricultural Advisory Service
  • 3. Danish Agricultural Advisory Service
  • 4. Farmers education in crop protection
    • Spaying certificate – 2 weeks course with theory and practical training is part of farmers education
      • Employees are also required to have a spraying certificate
    • Every 4 years all users are required to take a 1-day update course (mandatory)
  • 5. Role of Knowledge Centre for Agriculture
    • Training of trainers (advisors and agricultural teachers)
      • Courses (normally one day, e.g. spraying technique)
      • Seminars (several subjects about plant protection)
      • Conferences (lectures from specialists)
      • Field trips (during growing season)
    • Preparing of training materials
      • Books/leaflets
      • Content in courses
      • PowerPoint presentations
  • 6.  
  • 7. - PowerPoint shows - Instructions for teachers - Tests (e-learning)
  • 8. PowerPoint slides with notes
  • 9. Role of Agricultural Colleges (private as well as public)
    • Theoretical education and practical training for young farmers (certificate)
    • Theoretical education and practical agricultural employes (certificate)
    • Update courses for farmers (1 day)
  • 10. Role of local advisory centres
    • Update courses for farmers (1 day)
    • Advisors have detailed knowledge about the farms in the region
  • 11. Define target groups
    • Full time farmers
    • Part time farmers (e.g. evening/week-end courses)
    • Sugar beet growers etc.
    • Gardeners
  • 12. Alternate between theory, discussions, demonstrations
    • Exchange of experience
    • Demonstration of nozzles
    • Cases with real problems – discussions or eventually card game
  • 13. Tell me and I' ll forget ; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand
  • 14. Safe use of pesticides – sustainability Umbrella of instruments Education and advice hand in hand
    • Education of young farmers
    • Training of farmers
    • On farm advice (e.g. check lists, fact sheets)
    • Experience groups
    • Demonstrations
    and appropriate regulation
  • 15. Vemmenhoeg catchment Kreuger 2006
  • 16. ENDURE Network of Advisers
    • Build the network
      • No formal links today
    • Share experiences
    • Discuss IPM
    • Read newsletters
    • Test ENDURE tools
      • Information centre
      • Training guide
      • Etc.
    • Everyone is welcome!
  • 17. Membership today
    • As per 1st June 2011
      • 158 members in total
    • Strong northern and western European bias
    • Job categories
      • 78 advisers
      • 26 senior advisers
      • 9 managers
      • 9 directors
      • 6 product managers
      • 30 others (primarily scientists)
    38 5 17 16 14 15 9 8 5 3 6 3 2 4 1 1 1 1 1
  • 18.
    • Go via www.endure-network.eu > Information for Advisers and Extension Services > ENDURE Network of Advisers
    • Or use direct link from newsletter
    How to register for advisory network!
    • Enter your email address
    • Await registration email
    • Fill out online form (takes 5-10 minutes) – small investment for potentially high return!!
  • 19. Thank you for your attention