Valdez noted that during treating the affected coconut trees, the PCA will persist with the “integrated pest control” (IPM) protocol being the handiest duly authorized protocol for cocolisap remedy by means of the Department of Science and Technology PCAARD, University of the Philippines, Los Banos and PCA Governing Board.
“The identical protocol become used in Calabarzon [Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Quezon] in 2014. Its efficacy in treating the infected trees have been examined when it became used to treat a few 1.3 million trees infected with cocolisap within the Calabarzon location. There were zero cocolisap hotspot municipalities in such vicinity after using such protocol as of remaining ground inspection in 2015,” Valdez stated.
“Thus, in an emergency situation like this, we can not find the money for to test on other protocol,” she brought.