KAPALONG, DAVAO DEL NORTE | AUGUST 8, 2022 – FPA Davao Region promoted the safe and judicious use of crop protection products to 75 farmers during the Bayer Crop Science Field Activity conducted at Brgy. Maniki, Kapalong, Davao del Norte last August 02, 2022.


Regional Officer (RO) Marrisa G. Napalit discussed the proper handling and storage of farm inputs and the importance of reading the pesticide product label, specifically the Pre-Harvest Interval (PHI) and the Maximum Residue Limit (MRL). She also emphasized the importance of wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and following good housekeeping practices. 


PHI is the minimum amount of time between the last application of a pesticide and when the crop can be harvested. On the other hand, MRL represents the maximum amount of pesticide residues that are expected to remain on a food product when the pesticide is used according to label directions. 


Moreover, FPA encouraged the farmers to patronize fertilizers and pesticides registered by the FPA and to only purchase those products from FPA-licensed dealers and distributors. They also asked them to be vigilant and be aware of the fake fertilizers and pesticides circulating in the market and report it to the nearest FPA office if they found someone selling these fake products.


Written by: Rustom Gain A. Tanduyan | Published: 09 August 2022

  Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) Online ISSN: 2815-1674
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