DIGOS CITY, DAVAO DEL SUR | October 14, 2022 – Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) Provincial Officer (PO) Ms. Imelda Rasay discussed safe pesticide handling on DXKL 97.5 Radyo Astig last October 14, 2022.


The radio guesting was part of FPA’s commitment to providing knowledge-based awareness on the safe and judicious use of agricultural inputs and updates.


In her fourth radio guesting, she continuously focused on the proper storage and disposal of pesticides as part of good housekeeping practices.


“Good storage of pesticides involves the control of all factors that may cause deterioration of the stored products. These factors may be physical (heat, humidity), biological (molds, insects), chemical (acidity, corrosion), or mechanical (pressure packing). Even under optimum storage conditions, some products may spoil after some time,” Ms. Rasay added.


Moreover, PO Rasay highlighted the importance of good housekeeping, such as storekeeping, checking for some leaks and spills, decontamination, recording system, safety requirements, triple-rinsing and puncturing of empty pesticide containers, and more. She emphasized the importance of safety in handling pesticides and why farmers should be aware of proper labeling and its toxicity levels to avoid accidents such as poisoning.


FPA will continue to guest on the program every 2nd Friday of the month on DXKL 97.5 Radyo Astig in Digos City, Davao del Sur.


The said radio program was co-sponsored by the United Top Agro Products with General Trade Manager Mr. Chito Eltagonde, which was also live-streamed on Facebook.###


You can watch the livestream here:


Written by: Rustom Gain Tanduyan | Published: 19 October 2022

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