IGUIG, CAGAYAN | October 20, 2022 – Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority Provincial Officer (PO) Arwin Cardenas discussed the responsible use of agricultural pesticides with local farm technicians on October 19, 2022 at DA-SCRC, Minanga, Iguig, Cagayan as one of the partners in developing and training the farmers’ trainer.


During the discussion, PO Cardenas highlighted the importance of being a responsible user of pesticides. He emphasized that pesticides should and always be the last resort in combating pests on the farm.


“Every time we use pesticides, we should consider it always as toxic. Therefore, extra care should always be employed”, Mr. Cardenas said during his discussion.


PO Cadenas also reminded the participants of their roles as leaders and that the farmers in their area were looking up to them as their models. Hence, it was crucial to show them the principle of good agricultural practices.


Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) led and initiated this series of training that aims to capacitate trainers of farm schools, farmer-leaders, and other Extension Service Providers in the region.


There were more than 30 participants, including agricultural technicians, farmer leaders, and local farmer technicians. They will serve as agents of technology transfer to farmers to make them more competitive and develop skills in decision-making. ###

Written by: Arwin A. Cardenas | Published: 20 October 2022

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