RFU XII collects 21 fertilizer samples for quality analysis
Written by Joey B. Pascua, Jennie M. Basilio, Cherubin M. Alonzo l Published: 20 July 2022
SOCCSKSARGEN | JULY 19, 2022 – FPA Provincial Officers (PO) Cherubin M. Alonzo of Sultan Kudarat province, Joey B. Pascua of SARGEN, and Jennie M. Basilio of South Cotabato, collected fertilizer samples in their respective provinces on July 15 and 18, 2022, as part of the quality control inspection of safe and high-quality fertilizers.
The three POs randomly collected twenty-one (21) fertilizer samples and submitted them to the Department of Agriculture-Regional Soils Laboratory XII, Amas, Kidapawan City, for laboratory analysis.
The samples shall be analyzed for nutrient content, moisture, particle size, and, if applicable, biuret and ash. If the analysis determines that the nutrient content is below standard specifications, FPA will classify the fertilizer as "off-specification" or "bad order."
FPA imposes administrative sanctions against all individuals or entities that violate the FPA’s regulations on quality control standards. These sanctions include but are not limited to cancellation of registration, revocation of a license, and imposition of any other sanctions authorized by P.D. 1144 and its implementing rules and regulations.
The results of the submitted fertilizer samples are expected to be released after ten working days. ###
Reference: Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority: Agro-Retailers Training Program on Fertilizer Use and Handling. Fertilizer Quality Monitoring. 20-21.