FPA discusses ASD responsibilities and promotes BFS to 48 dealers
Written by Romnick N. Boctot l Published: 23 June 2022
CAGAYAN DE ORO | June 21, 2022 - FPA RFU 10 organized an Accredited Safety Dispenser (ASD) training for 48 dealers from Misamis Occidental and Lanao del Norte on June 8-10, 2022, at Lumantas, Riverside, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental and Guian Foodhouse, Brgy. Lanao del Norte.
Provincial Officer (PO) Lorna Sajol discussed topics related to ASD, giving emphasis on their responsibilities as follows:
- advise the buyers/farmers on the safe use, handling, and storage of fertilizer and pesticide products;
- keep records of the sale and disposition of agricultural products;
- ensure that only FPA registered products are dispensed; and
- monitor the business transactions regarding fertilizer and pesticide products.
On the other hand, PO Romnick Boctot explained the Balanced Fertilization Strategy (BFS).
With the rising fertilizer prices, the Department of Agriculture (DA), FPA, and other attached agencies came up with BFS as a countermeasure for sustaining crops productivity.
BFS is the combination of 4Rs (Right Source, Right Placement, Right Amount, and Right Rate) when applying fertilizer. This strategy ensures that the correct concentration and nutrients required by the soil and the crop are applied. Thus, it assures the quality of crops and improves soil health.
The training was supervised by Regional Officer Ma. Sonia Calleja.
Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority. (2020). Pesticide Regulatory Policies and Implementing Guidelines. https://fpa.da.gov.ph/NW/index.php/about-us/manual/green-book
Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority. (2020). Fertilizer Regulatory Policies and Implementing Guidelines. https://fpa.da.gov.ph/NW/index.php/about-us/manual/blue-book
Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (2020). Accredited and Safety Dispenser of Fertilizer and Pesticide Training Manual. https://fpa.da.gov.ph/NW/index.php/about-us/manual/asd-manual