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. 

Fiji project scientist gets John Allwright Fellowship for PhD studies
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 17:16
Apaitia Macanawai, a collaborating scientist on the Mikania Biocontrol project in Fiji, will leave for Australia in June to commence PhD studies on th....
Fiji imports fungal pathogen
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 17:13
The pathogenic rust fungus Puccinia spegazzinii is now being held in SPC's quarantine laboratory in Suva. It is the first time that a fungal pathogen....
Mass Rearing in the Lab
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 17:08
The 3rd shipment of the pathogenic rust fungus Puccinia spegazzinii is now being mass reared in the SPC quarantine laboratory in Suva. The rust is alr....
Biological control of mile-a-minute weed (Mikania micrantha) in Fiji and Papua New Guinea
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 17:07
ACIAR Project CP/2004/064
This project aims to reduce the negative impacts of the invasive weed Mikania micrantha (mile-a-minute) through classical....
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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.