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. 
 

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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Project background
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 17:44
 During regional consultations on biosecurity and plant protection facilitates by SPC in Fiji in 2002 and again in 2004, the Pacific Island Countries ....
 
Actinote thalia pyrrha
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 17:29
Taxonomy Scientific names: Actinote thalia pyrrha Fabricius Order: Lepidoptera Family: Nymphalidae Subfamily: Helic....
 
Mikania micrantha (mile-a-minute)
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 17:18
Taxonomy
Scientific name Mikania micrantha Kunth ex H.B.K. Order: Asterales Family: Asteracea Tribe: Eupatorieae Genus: Mikania

Common ....
 
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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.