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DA gives out fertilizers

Some 26 rice farmer cooperators in Negros Oriental received free organic fertilizers and pesticides through the Department of Agriculture’s Pest Risk Identification and Management or PRIME project recently.

Program Coordinating Officer (APCO) Sarah Perocho of DA Region 7, said four galloons of insecticides, foliar fertilizer, and fungicides were given to rice farmers to help increase their rice yields.

Perochotold the farmers to be vigilant over pest outbreaks, such as infestation of army or cut worms, to prevent serious loss in crop production, especially in rice or corn, adding that the risk factors of these pest occurrences are could be severe as it can affect production, yield, and income of the rice farmers. 

PRIME Data Collector Harvey Neil Revelegiasaid the pest issues and outbreaks are likely to occur during extreme weather events and the misuse of pesticides.

Revelegia said that conducting surveillance and monitoring in rice areas will help assess the condition of the crops and the needed interventions will be provided to avoid pest outbreaks, reduce crop losses, and environmental concerns.  

He said organic fertilizers and pesticides to protect the soil’s condition as well as the micro-organisms that are needed for the growth of plants.

Rice farmer Rodrigo Dayapdapan of Brgy. Banban in Ayungon town said the assistance they received for their rice production will help increase their yield and income. AnalouUbas of Brgy. Mabato also fromAyungonalso lauded the DA for the fertilizers they received, which she said, motivated her to work harder.

PRIME is a four-year collaborative project among International Rice Research Institute, Philippine Rice Research Institute, Bureau of Plant Industry, and DA.*PIA

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