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. 
 

SPC and SPREP share invasive species information across the Pacific region
Thursday, 25 October 2012 09:25
Regional participants from ten Pacific Island countries are this week (23–25 October) meeting to network and learn about the global Invasive Species....
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More R&D needed to increase agricultural production
Thursday, 23 February 2012 06:15

Previous attempts to intensify production of crops in the Pacific have not included adequate research and development (R&D).

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SPC workshop introduces new project
Sunday, 19 February 2012 11:56

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Land Resource Division (LRD) is organising a workshop to help Pacific Island countries and territories ....

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New technique means more profit for cabbage farmers
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 12:47

Cabbage farmers in the Sigatoka Valley have seen their incomes increase by 20–30 per cent since adopting the integrated pest management (IPM) farming ....

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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.