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NCPC and CPAP Partner in Crop Protection Technical Update Training Gearing Towards Best Farmers’ Practices

The National Crop Protection Center (NCPC) in collaboration with the Crop Protection Association of the Philippines (CPAP) conducted a 3-day technical training on crop protection update. A total of 53 participants from different chemical companies participated in the training that consisted of the following major topics, among others:

1. identification and management of pests and diseases in mango; bacterial diseases, fungal diseases and viral diseases in rice, corn and vegetables; 
2. weed management in rice, corn, mango and vegetables
3. basic pesticide information
4. safe and effective use of pesticides

The recently concluded training was accredited by the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) as a requirement for the renewal of FPA licenses, such as Accredited Responsible Care Officer, Certified Pesticide Applicator, and researcher’s accreditation after it has been approved by Director Wilfredo C. Roldan of FPA, who has given much support on the said activity of NCPC and CPAP, as he sees the value of equipping the crop protection personnel who are frontliners in providing the right solution to farmers in terms of protecting crops from pests and diseases.

The training was held at the TREES-UPLB-CFNR from July 29-31, 2019.

(by: Romalene A. Limpiada and Ruby G.dela Cruz)