Journal of Agricultural Extension (Jan 2022)

Knowledge of Eggplant Farmers on the proper use of Pesticides in Khartoum State, Sudan

  • Abdelbagi, Azhari Omer,
  • Ismail, Rihab Eltahir Abdalla,
  • Ishag, Abd Elaziz Sulieman Ahmed,
  • Hammad, Ahmed Mohammed Ali,
  • Hur, Jang-hyun

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 26, no. 1
pp. 59 – 70


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The knowledge of eggplant farmers on the proper use of pesticides was evaluated in Khartoum State. Questionnaire was distributed to farmers in North Nile Farms (NN), East Nile Farms (ENF), and West Nile Farms (WNF) to solicit information. Interviews and questionnaires revealed that there is a limited level of awareness among farmers. The majority (94%) of farmers did not abide by recommended disposal procedures, they only damage and bury the containers inside the farms. The majority of farmers (66%) were not aware of the safety period for any given product. The excessive use of pesticides in eggplant production and reliance only on pesticides as a pest management strategy calls for the implementation of IPM programs integrating the use of environmentally soft chemicals with other non-chemical control methods to manage pests and diseases. Safety periods should be carefully watched to reduce the level of residues in eggplant fruits below the acceptable level and to ensure sustainable and safe production.