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Coconut Pests and Diseases

This online workshop series will introduce work to monitor, mitigate and manage palm pests and diseases with a focus on biosecurity and trade measures. It also aims to support the SINU-SPC Conference on “Coconut Pests of Major Importance to Pacific Islands” as a lead-up to the conference.

 

The Workshop Series will bring together key experts and stakeholders from across Asia and the Pacific region to discuss research and activities. The online series is organised under the ASEAN FAW Action Plan online knowledge and communication hub, in partnership with the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Pacific Plant Protection Organization (PPPO).

 

This series, and the conference, are an opportunity for stakeholders in ASEAN and Pacific countries to understand the current efforts in biosecurity and management surrounding these major pests and diseases in the ASEAN-Pacific region and consider new opportunities for future work.

Registration for the three online sessions will be opened on 18 March 2024.

 

Part 1: Introduction to key palm pests with a case study on the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle

Date: 2 April 2024 

Time: 11:00-13:00 SGT (GMT+8)

Register: https://bit.ly/coconutpart1

Part 2: Introduction to key palm diseases.

Date:  23 April 2024

Time: 11:00-12:30 SGT (GMT+8)

Register: https://bit.ly/coconutpart2

Part 3:  Forum on Coconut Biosecurity and Plant Protection Activities and Opportunities 

Date:  21 May 2024

Time: 11:00-12:30 SGT (GMT+8)

Register: https://bit.ly/coconutpart3

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Drones

May 2024

Farmer Drone Access Models - What are the different ways that farmers access drones?

Case-studies from around the region highlighting how farmers are currently accessing drones for applying agricultural inputs, with a focus on pest and disease management. What are the challenges and opportunities?

Date: TBC - May 2024

Time: 16:00-17:30 SGT (GMT+8)

Register:TBC

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