CAMARINES NORTE | February 26, 2024 – Thirty-six (36) participants from Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur and Albay attended the Accredited Safety Dispenser (ASD) training at Del Barrio Agricultural Learning Center, Brgy. Mancruz, Daet, Camarines Norte on February 21-22, 2024.

Provincial Officer (PO) Engr. Cris L. Legaspi provided an overview of the two-day ASD training, emphasizing its significance as a prerequisite for applying for an FPA License to Operate as a Dealer.

Meanwhile, Regional Officer (RO) Mr. Gabriel B. Atole emphasized the role of ASD personnel as frontliners for farmers purchasing fertilizer and pesticide products.

“Safety dispensers guide farmers on the safe and proper application of fertilizers and pesticides,” RO Atole said.

Topics discussed on the first day were general information on pesticides and their label, pesticide safe handling, storage and transport, pesticide poisoning and first aid, understanding Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM).

On the second day, topics included soil, fertilizer, and plant growth, types of fertilizers and plant growth promoters, Balanced Fertilization Strategy (BFS), and fertilizer handling and storage.

The licensing requirements and good housekeeping were also discussed so that the dealers could prepare the license applications and comply with the FPA good housekeeping requirements during the inspection of FPA personnel.

The team also urged the participants to purchase only FPA-registered products and seek clarifications from assigned Provincial Officers (POs). They can also visit the FPA website and social media channels for additional information.

Also joining the team are PO Mr. Winsor L. Nueva, PO Engr. Christohper M. Nuñez, PO Ms. Rosie T. Malazar, PO Engr. Ardon Ryan E. Nee-Estuye and PO Mr. Rodny P. Conda. ###


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