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Farms infested

Felix Chaudhary
Friday, July 25, 2014

SUGAR industry stakeholders are working with the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji to conduct a survey on cane farms in three sectors after termites infested and destroyed crops on a Lautoka farm.

Fiji Sugar Corporation executive chairman Abdul Khan said the extent of the infestation was not known at the present and more would be revealed once the survey was completed.

"There was an issue at one of the farms and we have harvested all the cane there and processed it," he said.

"We don't know how bad the problem is at the moment but a reasonable amount of cane was destroyed which was enough for us to be concerned.

"If it spreads it could be disastrous for the industry."

Tests are being conducted at Luvu, Drasa and Lautoka and how the industry will address the issue will be determined after the two-week study is completed.

"It's the first time that we have had this issue, so at this stage we would rather be cautious than alarmist."





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