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SPC publishes Biosecurity Manual for Handicrafts

Posted on Wed, 04 May 2016, 08:59

BIOSECURITY MANUAL FOR HANDICRAFTS - Requirements for trade and movement of handicrafts in the Pacific Island Region and beyond has been published. This manual is produced by the Biosecurity and Trade Division of LRD and has been an outcome of the ...

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An emerging biotype of Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Discovered in the Pacific

Posted on Wed, 04 May 2016, 08:51

The discovery of a new biotype of Coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB), Oryctes rhinoceros, is an imminent threat to the livelihoods and economy of Pacific Islanders reliant on coconut, oil palm and other palms.

The new biotype, known as CRB-Guam was ...

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Blast disease of wheat in Bangladesh: a Brazilian origin?

Posted on Mon, 02 May 2016, 14:57

The wheat blast strains in Bangladesh are genetically very similar to wheat blast strains previously identified in Brazil. The genetically most similar strains were collected in Brazilian wheat fields and on associated weeds Eleusine indica (goose grass) and Cenchrus echinatus ...

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Encouragement for the IPPC Community to participate actively in the STDF Seminar on Electronic SPS Certification

Posted on Mon, 02 May 2016, 14:48

Electronic certification, ePhyto specifically, is increasingly important to the future of phytosanitary certification in the IPPC Community. For this reason the IPPC needs to actively engage on electronic certification to ensure a common understanding and create awareness of the benefits ...

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