Monthly Archives: November 2012

A new wilt disease of banana plants associated with phytoplasmas in PNG

R. I. Davis1  , P. Kokoa2, L. M. Jones1, J. Mackie3, F. E. Constable3, B. C. Rodoni3, T. G. Gunua4 and J. B. Rossel5 (1) R. I. Davis Email: richard.davis@aqis.gov.au Received: 7 March 2012Accepted: 2 May 2012Published online: 18 May 2012 Abstract Nested PCR indicated a possible causal relationship between presence of phytoplasmas and unusual wilt symptoms in cooking banana plants in PNG. … Continue reading

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Bananas could replace potatoes in warming world

Climate change could lead to crops from the banana family becoming a critical food source for millions of people, a new report says. Researchers from the CGIAR agricultural partnership say the fruit might replace potatoes in some developing countries. Cassava … Continue reading

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Call for Applications for Greg Urwin Awards in 2013

The Greg Urwin Awards were established in 2008 to honour the memory and legacy of the former Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. The Awards are funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and co-administered by … Continue reading

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Women in coffee form network

PNG women engaged in coffee value chain have just established a network to enhance greater partnership and support for each other to see change in the value chain. Mid last month, 50 women leaders in coffee gathered at the Coffee … Continue reading

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NAQIA clamps down

By Andrea Tagamasau National Agriculture Quarantine Inspection Authority (NAQIA) along with other border security agencies have come together to address the influx of human movement and the high volume of trade in goods between the Melanesian Islands. NAQIA has come … Continue reading

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Goroka Show acknowledges stakeholders for another successful event

On behalf of Farmers and Settlers Association and Eastern Highlands Agriculture Society, I take this opportunity to thank all participants in the agriculture and rural sectors who contributed in cash and kind and participated in the 2012 Agri-Fair and Goroka Show … Continue reading

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