Pesticide Management Division

The gains of Pesticide use in pest control led to indiscriminate use of pesticides which has resulted in environmental pollution and also pest resurgence.  Moreover, in view of non-biodegradable nature of some of the pesticides, pesticide residues are biomagnified through the food chain resulting in deleterious effects on human health.  Pesticides residues in agricultural commodities in excess of the MRLs fixed by the PFA and Codex will also adversely affect the exports of agricultural products.  In addition to insuring pesticides of good quality are made available to the farmers there is need to promote safe and judicious use of pesticides.

 

Insecticide Analysts working in Central Insecticide Laboratory, Regional Pesticide Testing laboratories, and in State Pesticide Testing Laboratories to become a qualified Insecticide Analyst have to undergo training on Pesticide Formulation Analysis at National Institute of Plant Health Management (NIPHM) as per statutory requirement.

 

This organization conducts training programme for quality control inspectors in sampling of pesticides for  effective implementation of Insecticide Act 1968

 

This organization is also a designated training institute for Pesticide Residue Analysis (PRA).  The course on PRA imparts skill on use of various techniques and use of highly sophisticated and sensitive equipments.  Single residue and multi-residue methods of pesticide residue extrications, clean up and determination with different matrix are covered in these trainings.  Refresher training programmes are conducted on instrumentation in Pesticide analysis. The Pesticide Management Division is well equipped with the latest analytical instruments like UV-Vis and FT-IR spectrophotometers, GLCs with FID, NPD and ECD and HPLCs. with UV-Vis and Fluorescence  detectors . The GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS are being added very soon.

UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

Gas Liquid Chromatograph (FID

High Performance Liquid Chromatograph

Gas Liquid Chromatograph (ECD & NPD)             

NIPHM also organizes training programs to promote safe and judicious use of pesticides. 

Sensitisation programme on Approved Uses of Pesticides

Director General addressing the SAUP participants

NIPHM also offers consultancy services to SAUs/ICAR Institutes and State Pesticide Testing Laboratories   and train their personnel to assist in securing NABL accreditation. 

Participants of the training programme on Laboratory quality  management and Internal Audit based on ISO-17025:2005

The following institutions have availed our services.

  1. Pesticide Residue Laboratory. National Environmental & Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur, M.S.

  2. Pesticide Residue Laboratory, Dr. Y.S. Parmar, Horticultural University, Solan, HP

  3. State pesticide Testing Laboratory, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Rajendranagar, AP

  4. State pesticide Testing Laboratory, Government of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla

  5. Pesticide Residue Laboratory, Mahatma Phule Krishi VidyaPeeth, Rahuri, M.S.

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