, DA to roll out data caravan on brown plant hopper, different pests, Docuneedsph
, DA to roll out data caravan on brown plant hopper, different pests, Docuneedsph

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, March 20 (PIA) –  The Division of Agriculture (DA) right here has lined up collection of knowledge caravan on the  infestation of Brown Plant Hopper and different plant pests in Cagayan Valley.

As of March 15, 2021, round 86.74 hectares within the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela and Nueva Vizcaya have been already affected with the infestation .

The caravan goals to coach farmer leaders, native farmer technicians and DA new technical employees on plant pests identification, prognosis and administration.

In response to Regional Technical Director for Analysis and Regulatory Rose Mary G. Aquino, the primary caravan which will likely be held on the Southern Cagayan Analysis Middle in Iguig, Cagayan will equip the contributors in accurately detecting and figuring out pests and illnesses in regards to the area’s necessary and excessive worth crops like rice, corn and greens.

Earlier, the DA – Regional Crop Safety Administration Middle conducts an orientation and subject demonstration within the software of a metarhizium, a bio-control agent, to brown planthopper affected rice areas in Isabela. 

In the meantime, DA urged farmers to  grow to be vigilant as there are three main corn pests this season except for the brown plant hopper to incorporate the cutworm, fall armyworm and corn borer that are thought-about probably the most harmful pests at present invading corn fields right here within the Cagayan Valley this planting season.

Farmers are suggested to report attainable prevalence of such worms of their space in order that the division will present quick management motion.

As of March 15, a complete estimated losses of 151.27 metric tons is recorded by DA amounting to Php2.87 million. (MDCT/GVB/PIA 2-Cagayan)

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