The Pacific Community urges vigilance on coconut pest as Vanuatu recovers from destructive cyclones
Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle coordinator Joe Pakoawia holds bark containing CRB larvae in Vanuatu, in front of dead coconut palms infected by the pest - Credit: SPC
New Pacific pesticide registration scheme announced at Pacific Week of Agriculture and Forestry
A newly proposed Pacific Regional Pesticide Registration Scheme is expected to pave the way for monitoring of pesticide use in the region following discussions at the Pacific Week of Agriculture and Forestry (PWAF) in Nadi, Fiji last week.
Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle control fast-tracked through new agreement in Papua New Guinea
Photo: Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle eggs hatch into C-shaped, larval grubs that can grow to be 60-105mm (2.3-4.1 inches) long.
Addressing pests and diseases remains vital for Pacific communities as world marks International Day of Plant Health
A plant health clinic for farmers in Vanuatu As we mark the International Day of Plant Health on May 12, we are reminded of the need to have sustainable plant health systems to address current and emerging threats to biodiversity, food security and…
A conversation with Mark Ero, Entomologist at the Pacific Community
It’s the diverse, and sometimes creepy, world of insects that fascinates SPC's Entomologist Mark Ero when out in the field carrying out research activities. According to him, “They are the world’s miniature marvels, and the most successful group of…
SPC addresses Pacific pests, diseases and health risks through new virtual training
The Pacific Community (SPC) this week took another stride toward combating the emergence of pests, diseases, and health risks such as African Swine Fever (ASF) through the organisation of a regional training focused on strengthening and improving…
Pacific ‘Tree of Life’ gets another boost as officers engage in follow-up training
As the threat to the Pacific’s ‘Tree of Life’ continues to expand, biosecurity, research and extension officers from Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu this week attended a follow-up virtual training with the Pacific Community (SPC) Land…
The Pacific Community opens new toolbox to tackle Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle infestation
The Pacific Community is implementing a new tool to address the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB), whose spread is devastating one of Pacific’s most important crops, the coconut.
Kiribati steps up coconut pest control efforts through virtual training
Kiribati biosecurity officials took vital precautionary steps to prevent the invasion of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Guam biotype (CRB-G) in the country through a virtual training on the fast-spreading pest on December 14.