Plant Health


The Pacific’s fragile ecosystem is constantly at risk from invasive species, pests and diseases. It is therefore vital that sustainable and appropriate management practices are developed and utilized to ensure   sustained productive use of the land. Plant Health aims to promote these practices by utilizing its three main units, entomology, pathology and weeds in undertaking regular surveys of pests and diseases, providing information, creating awareness among farmers,  updating information databases and assisting in eradication activities. 
 

Spiraling whitefly SWF (Aleurodicus dispersus)
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 08:54

Whiteflies are more important as vectors of many virus diseases than as direct pests.  Heavy infestations will reduce plant vigour. The pest is more....

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Our Work - Plant Health
Friday, 23 April 2010 10:53
Entomology Unit SPC /LRD insect pest management is undertaken by the Plant Health Thematic group and is implemented by the Entomology team. Entomolog....
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Coconut scale insects. (CSI). (Aspidiotus destructus)
Friday, 23 April 2010 10:16
Coconut scale insect pests are common in coconuts as its name suggests but in severe infestation could spread to perennial fruit trees. Damages t....
 
Monitoring and evaluation
Thursday, 04 March 2010 05:55
A number of monitoring sites have been selected to measure mikania growth rates and cover prior to the release of the biocontrol agents. At each ....
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Effective management can help maintain productivity of land resources,stregthen food security, safeguard the environment and increase revenue. Plant Health strives to improve awareness on environmental implications of agricultural practices and offering safer environmentally friendly options.