Pilot sites for coconut rhinoceros beetle control
New Zealand High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, His Excellency, Mr Peter Zwart (Right) paid a visit to one of the pilot demonstration sites for the invasive coconut rhinoceros beetle.
Second notice and call for abstracts: Towards an action plan to minimise the impacts of Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle and other major insect pests of coconut in the Pacific Islands
Keeping Papua New Guinea's borders safe from the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle invasion: Protecting the 'Tree of Life'
As the plant protection officer for the New Guinea Island region in Papua New Guinea (PNG), Thecla Gauf and her colleagues work hard to keep their region safe from invasive pests like the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB), which is wreaking havoc in…
LRD Research in Focus: Meet Sarlesh Kumar – Field Coordinator for the Pacific Awareness and Response to the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Project
1- Could you briefly describe your academic or professional background and how it has led you to pursue research within SPC?
Land Resources Division Research in Focus: Meet Mark Ero –Project Manager for the Pacific Awareness and Response to the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Project
Mark Ero (right) in the field with Vanuatu Biosecurity officer, Sylvie Boulekouran 1- Could you briefly describe your academic or professional background and how it has led you to pursue research within the Pacific Community (SPC)?
Pacific Invasion: The hidden threat of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle
Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle update: A chat with PARC Project Manager Mark Ero
PARC Project Manager Dr Mark Ero carrying out a delimiting survey for Beetles on Efate Island, Vanuatu
International Day of Plant Health: This threatened ‘Tree of Life’ is indispensable for a thriving Pacific future
Coconut palms in Vanuatu destroyed by the invasive Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle in 2023 As the world marks International Day of Plant Health today May 12, we are reminded of a tree that has played a vital role in sustaining our Pacific people for many…
Fungus that controls deadly beetle taking effect on Vanuatu islands
Set up of an artificial breeding site sprayed with the Metarhizium biocontrol agent to infect coconut rhinoceros beetles in Vanuatu
Pacific’s “Tree of Life” forum agrees on next steps for regional platform
A forum held on the 3rd and 4th of April at the Pacific Community (SPC) offices in Fiji has resulted in agreement on future steps to formalise a regionwide platform that supports the development and trade of Pacific’s “Tree of Life” – the coconut.