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Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Soils and Water Management (DA-BSWM) 71st Anniversary (June 7, 2022)

Author: DA Communications Group | 7 June 2022

During the DA-BSWM’s 71st anniversary celebration, Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar recognized the bureau’s achievements and challenged the agency to promote in a big way the technologies it developed through the years.

In his message, the agri chief stressed that the main source of food production still comes from healthy soil, and explained that ensuring the sustainable management of soil and water resources is critical.

With the increase in prices of agricultural inputs and the looming food crisis, Secretary Dar said that the DA widely advocates the Balanced Fertilization Strategy or the combination of the use of chemical fertilizer, organic fertilizer, and biofertilizer.

During the BSWM anniversary celebration with the theme, “Malusog na Lupa at Tubig na Sagana Tungo sa Progresibong Agrikultura,” the bureau also launched the Soil Health Card, which is one of the outputs of the National Soil Health Program that started two years ago.

The program involves a comprehensive, complete, and detailed monitoring card containing digital information on major chemical, physical, and biological parameters indicating soil health across farmlands. The card will be distributed to farmers and technicians nationwide to promote sustainable use of soil. ###



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