FPA meets local fertilizer manufacturers in Central Luzon
Written by Romeo Val R. Suguitan, Jr. l Published: 10 December 2021
December 10, 2021 | Nueva Ecija - Executive Director Willy Roldan, Deputy Executive Director for Fertilizer Dr. Myer G. Mula, and Romeo Val Suguitan, Regional Officer of Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) Region III, met with representatives of local fertilizer manufactures from Central Luzon on November 24, 2021 at the Nueva Ecija Fruits and Vegetable Seed Center.
The local manufacturers who attended the meeting include: Northern Prime Trading Corporation from San Jose City, Nueva Ecija; Valap, Incorporated- Talugtug, Nueva Ecija; Wil Agro- Chemical Products Trading- Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecia; Calabalabaan Farmers ARB Cooperative-Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija; and Andrews Agri ventures- Angat, Bulacan.
FPA Executive Director Roldan explained the present concern on the price hike of fertilizers. “China and other countries has either curtailed or reduced their fertilizer exports that caused limited supply of inputs in the country. As local manufacturers, we ask you to produce quality fertilizers adhering to FPA quality standards,” Director Roldan said.
Moreover, Dir. Roldan emphasized the establishment of a laboratory facility that will cater the needs fertilizer manufacturers in producing quality products.
On the other hand, Dr. Mula advised the manufacturers to continue researching and improving their products because crops tend to demand different requirements as time progresses. He also emphasized the importance of conducting local field trials as a way of validating the efficacy of their products.
“The production of fortified organic fertilizer must be promoted to reduce dependence of farmers on traditional fertilizers. We ask you [local manufacturers] to help the government in educating local farmers about Balanced Fertilization Strategy which entails the combination of 50% organic and 50% inorganic in fertilizer application. This way, farmers will reduce their fertilizer expenses,” Dr. Mula suggested.