DAVAO CITY | October 5, 2022 – A total of 250 bags of five (5) fertilizer grades were inspected during the massive random weighing conducted on all major importers and distributors in Davao City on October 10, 2022.


The Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority conducted their random weighing operation in the Yara warehouse at Ilaeco Bldg., Brgy. Ilang and in the Davao City port at TEFASCO, both in Brgy. Ilang, Bunawan District Davao City. During the operation, the team weighed fifty (50) bags per fertilizer grade, including YaraMila Winner, Yara Viking Prilled and Granular, YaraLiva Tropicote, Yara Liva, Yara Mila, Swire 14-14-14, and Swire 21-0-0.


Findings concluded that all bags conformed to the required standard weight.


The operation was in line with the agency’s mandate to protect the farmer’s interest and ensure that all fertilizer bags sold in the market meet the standard weight set forth by FPA. Test weights were used as a calibration method to gauge properly all the weighing scales used on the random weighing operations.


The agency will keep on conducting another series of random weighing for the next batches of fertilizers.


The team was composed of Regional Officer Ms. Marrisa G. Napalit and Provincial Officer Mr. Louie T. Palarao. ###


 Photos: FPA Davao Region Facebook page

Written by:  Rustom Gain Tanduyan | Published: 11 October 2022

  Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) Online ISSN: 2815-1674
  Published by the FPA Information and Communications Team