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 supports production of vegetables that are safe for human consumption
Friday, 20 June 2014 10:33

When laboratory analysis showed that insecticides used by farmers to control the insect pest of Brassica oleracea (cabbage) are no longer effective, f....

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SPC targets reduction of pesticide use in Agriculture
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 09:46
Partici[ants of the ToT.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), in collaboration with United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has organised a week-lo....
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SPC and partners collaborate to develop integrated crop management strategies for sustainable food
Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:34

A regional research initiative is looking at innovative approaches to induce activators in plants to enhance their defences to fight off pests and dis....

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Stakeholder consultation to develop a sub-regional project on invasive weeds
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 07:54

International experts on the biological control of invasive weeds met in Nadi (25–27 November 2013) to review current regional work on the managemen....

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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.