AMBAGUIO, NUEVA VIZCAYA | October 13, 2022 – The Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) Cagayan Valley conducted a seminar on the safe and judicious use of agricultural pesticides for 40 vegetable farmers in Barangay Salingsingan, Ambaguio, Nueva Vizcaya on October 13, 2022.


The discussion focused on proper safety procedures and first aid management in case of accidental pesticide poisoning in the field. FPA Regional Officer (RO) Leonardo A. Bangad reminded the farmers of the pernicious effect of agricultural pesticides if used improperly.


In addition, Provincial Officer (PO) Henry Cabayan Jr. discussed the general information about pesticides and its label, safe handling, possible chemical hazards, and prevention of pesticide poisoning. He highlighted the importance of reading the pesticide label before buying, mixing, applying/spraying, storing, and disposing.


“As we’re always saying, if you follow the label, there is nothing to worry. As food producers, we should be responsible not only to ourselves but also to our environment and, most of all, to our consumers,” said PO Cayaban, Jr.


FPA conducted the said seminar to educate and inform the farmers on the proper ways of responsibly using pesticide products following the reports from the National Poison and Management Center about the poisoning cases that happened in the barangay in March 2022.


The training was made possible with the help of LGU Ambaguio through its Municipal Agriculture Office, headed by Mr. Dick P. Dinungon, and Zhengbang Crop Protection Philippines, represented by Mr. Ericson Taberna. ###

Written by: Arwin A. Cardenas | Published: 14 October 2022

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