June 26, 2024 | Los Baños, Laguna – The Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) Bicol participated in a Refresher Course conducted via zoom on June 10-14, 2024, and a field tour on June 18, 2024, at UP Los Baños, Laguna.

The course entitled “Identification and Management of Pests and Diseases in Cereal Crops, Vegetables, and Mango in the Philippines” aimed to refresh and capacitate agriculturists in identifying pests, diagnosing problems using traditional and modern methods, understanding the importance of pest management, acquiring knowledge of pesticide management, making informed recommendations, and enhancing applied technology skills in pest management.

Further, the participants attended an on-site field tour on June 18, 2024, at NCPC-UP Los Baños, Laguna. The activity involved identifying actual pests and diseases in mango, rice, sugarcane, eggplant, squash, okra, and sitao. They also toured the Molecular and Mycology Laboratory, Plant Health Clinic, and Precision Crop Protection Laboratory.

Mr. Gabriel Atole, Mr. Rodny Conda, Mr. Winsor Nueva, and Ms. Rosie T. Malazar attended the refresher course.

The National Crop Protection Center (NCPC) conducted the activity and expressed gratitude to FPA Bicol for its active participation. ###

Written by: Gabriel B. Atole


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