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Pest Outbreak on Vaitupu

Publication Date
Wed, 25 May 2005, 00:00
Last Updated
May 24, 2005, 9:01 a.m.
Report Number
Pest Id
Aspidiotus destructor - (ASPDDE)
Report Status
Hosts - coconuts, breadfruits, bananas, taro, frangipani, crinum lily etc
Pest Status (old values from ISPM 8 -1998 )
  • Present: except in specified pest free areas
Pest Status (ISPM 8 - 2021)
  • Present: except in specified pest free areas
Geographical Distribution
Current situation only two islands were inffected, Nanumaga in 1994 and Vaitupu in 2004

ON the 6th September the first sign of damage was detected. To maintain the spreading during the outbreak, the infected trees were cut or trimmed and burn. The work was voluntary as every man on the island was working. the debris transported to where it burned and bury. The deAgriculture Department still waiting for the bio-agents from the SPC.

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