Sections 33 and 34 of the Tobacco Industry Act,2019 provides for the grounds that recommend the use of proper pesticides and chemicals. These sections provide that all users of particular pesticides and chemicals shall seek prior authorization from the Pesticides Control Board. Any person dealing with pesticides shall be subjected to inspection by a pesticides inspector.
Section 34, subsection 2 (a), (b) and (c) stipulates offences related to the use of pesticides and Section 35 outlines fines against specific offences.
All Tobacco growers are advised to use chemicals that are certified by ARET