The FPA Region II, in partnership with Croplife Philippines, facilitated a series of seminars on the safe and judicious use of fertilizer and pesticides to the different State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in Cagayan Valley on November 19-21, 2019.
The activity targetted senior and graduating agriculture students coming from the Isabela State University (ISU) - Cauayan City and Echague Campus, Quirino State University (QSU) - Maddela and Diffun Campus and the Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU).
Henry Fronda, Regional Officer of Region II, said that the seminar was customized to introduce discussion on fertilizer and pesticide application and management.
“We took the initiative after knowing that there is not enough exposure on responsible use of agricultural pesticides, pesticide product label interpretation, product stewardship and insect resistance management (IRM) in the schools,” he explained.
He added that these are essential topics which can be covered by the licensure examination for agriculture (LEA), thus the activity would also serve as a preparatory and review course.