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Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji Islands
This weblog documents the activities of Pacific Agricultural Genetic Resources Network (PAPGREN), along with other information on plant genetic resources (PGR) in the Pacific.
The myriad varieties found within cultivated plants are fundamental to the present and future productivity of agriculture. PAPGREN, which is coordinated by the Land Resources Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), helps Pacific countries and territories to conserve their crop genetic diversity sustainably, with technical assistance from the Bioversity International (BI) and support from NZAID and ACIAR.
SPC also hosts the Centre of Pacific Crops and Trees (CEPaCT). The CEPaCT maintains regional in vitro collections of crops important to the Pacific and carries out research on tissue culture technology. The CEPaCT Adviser is Dr Mary Taylor (MaryT@spc.int), the CEPaCT Curator is Ms Valerie Tuia (ValerieT@spc.int).
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Monday, March 30, 2009
Posted 3:21 PM by Tevita
TaroPest : an illustrated guide to pests and diseases of taro in the South Pacific by Carmichael, A., Harding B., Jackson, g., Kumar, S., Lal, S., Masamdu, R., Wright, J., and Clarke, A. (2008)
From : Land Resources Division, SPC
TaroPest is a computer based information and diagnostic package for taro pests in the South Pacific.
This project combined the expertise of researches from Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Australia initially, later expanding to include expertise from across the region.
As a summary of knowledge on the regional pests and diseases of taro, this monograph is an outcome of the TaroPest project, which itself built on many earlier taro pest-management projects. It is an illustrated guide to pests and diseases of taro in the South Pacific and it captures the work and knowledge of many researchers and field officers.
TaroPest is a joint collaboration between Papua New Guinea National agricultural quarantine and Inspection Agency, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Plant Protection Service and the Queensland University of Technology in Australia.
Core Funding was provided by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
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