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Pakchoy Harvest Festival Concludes the 1st Organic Soil Amendment Derby

By Jenina Cusay, Organic Agriculture Division| Jun 03, 2022 | 1034 Views

May 25, 2022. The Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) together with Department of Agriculture CALABARZON and registered organic operators successfuly held the Harvest Festival to signal the end of the 1st Organic Soil Amendment DerbyMay 23, 2022 at the Lipa Agricultural Research and Experiment Station (LARES), Lipa, Batangas.

A total of 164.85 kilograms of Pakchoy were harvested from approximately 400 sq.m. of field at LARES devoted to the 1st OSA Derby.

 Ten registered organic operators participated in the activity and a total of 15 organic soil amendment products and their package of technology (POT) were   applied for the leafy vegetable “Pakchoi”.

 “The Department of Agriculture and BAFS will exert more efforts to further expand this kind of   activity in other crops and areas. I hope that this will encourage   our registered organic operators   to continue our extended partnership in similar activities”, said BAFS Director Vivencio Mamaril.

 Basically, the OSA Derby was seen as a good strategy to promote the use, benefits and   availability   of organic soil amendments registered with BAFS. Aside   from fostering   collaboration  among our   key players, the activity also created opportunities for the registered   operators to expand their   markets and network. .   This OSA Derby really showcased the   potential of organic soil   amendments, thus contributing to the promotion of organic agriculture as a whole. 33



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