MINANGA, IGUIG, CAGAYAN | March 23, 2023 – FPA Cagayan Valley discussed the guidelines on pesticide application using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or Remote Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) during the technical briefing on drone operations of rice production cum calibration for the project, “Assessment of Drone Application on Rice Production in Region II: Direct Seeding, Fertilizer Broadcasting, Pesticide Spraying” on March 23, 2023, at DA-Southern Cagayan Research Center, Minanga, Iguig, Cagayan.


Provincial Officer (PO) Arwin Cardenas presented the Memorandum Circular 28 series of 2018 and explained the safety procedures in pesticide spraying, safety in handling of pesticides, and post application pesticide safety.


The training was conducted in preparation for the conduct of their research regarding the effectiveness of drone spraying in rice farming for both direct seeding and transplanted rice plants.


A total of 15 DA-RFO 02 researchers and operators attended the said training. ###

Written by:  Henry C. Cayaban, Jr. | Published: 28 March 2023

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