Category: Bio-Security

Biosecurity preps virus for beetle eradication

Admin- October 10, 2018

A male and female Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle. Biosecurity Solomon Islands is introducing two virus to tackle the Coconut Rhinoceros beetle epidemic severely damaging the coconuts ... Read More

Coconut Rhinoceros beetle threatens Shortland Islands plantations.

Admin- May 19, 2018

An example of a coconut tree ruined by the rhinoceros beetle Residents of three villages in Shortland Island are worried, their copra production will drop ... Read More

Coconut rhinoceros beetle threatens Russell Islands plantation

Admin- March 7, 2018

An example of a coconut tree ruined by the coconut rhinoceros beetle The largest coconut plantation in Solomon Islands and the southern hemisphere is becoming ... Read More

Experts plan to defeat rhinoceros beetle with disease

Admin- January 26, 2018

An example of a coconut tree ruined by the rhinoceros beetle A disease could be the downfall of the destructive coconut rhinoceros beetle — or ... Read More

Biosecurity teams mobilise against coconut rhinoceros beetle

Admin- December 7, 2017

An example of a coconut tree ruined by the beetle The biosecurity department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock is sending teams to several islands ... Read More

SI NEEDS TO TIGHTEN UP BIO-SECURITY MEASURES

Sibc News- February 9, 2016

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Jimmy Saelea. Photo credit: SIBC. Solomon Islands needs to strengthen its bio-security capabilities to prevent future ... Read More

SOLOMON ISLANDS 2013 BIO-SECURITY ACT ENACTED

Sibc News- March 25, 2015

Birds that are prohibited under the Bio-Security Act to be pests. Photo credit: SIBC. The Solomon Islands 2013 Bio-Security Act has been enacted. The Minister ... Read More