Mayor Eugene U. Caballero of Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte has expressed support for the technical briefing on soil fertility assessment in the town.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Office (RFO) 9 Integrated Laboratories Division (ILD) through the Regional Soils Laboratory (RSL) conducted the briefing recently.
“The activity was aimed at the proper soil sample collection in the field, as where the participants were given a hands-on demonstration on how to gather soil,” the DA said.
It also provided knowledge on the utilization of Trichoderma harzianum to hasten the decomposition of different organic waste materials like rice straw, stalks, and corn, among others, it added.
Some 40 rice farmers, municipal agriculture technicians, and municipal agriculture officer Maria Lenita Gayapa, attended the activity, which was also “fully supported” by Caballero.