Fiji Time: 4:06 AM on Friday 9 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Termites infest isolated farms

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A SURVEY carried out by the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji and the Sugar Research Institute of Fiji has revealed that isolated farms in Lautoka have been affected by a termite infestation.

Fiji Sugar Corporation executive chairman Abdul Khan said the precautionary survey was conducted over the weekend to determine which areas the infestation had reached.

"We found that it is contained to about two or three isolated farms along the Vuda Back Road," he said.

"We did not know how wide the infestation had spread so that's why we conducted the survey.

"We thought it had reached a bad situation but thankfully we found out that not a lot of areas were affected.

"This issue can be managed once we carry on with the survey and identify the areas or farms that have been affected."

Mr Khan confirmed officials from the two agencies visited farms in Lovu, Drasa and the outskirts of Lautoka to carry out the survey.

The survey will also be carried out in Sigatoka.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64300.6240
JPY 55.881552.8815
GBP 0.38330.3753
EUR 0.45090.4389
NZD 0.68530.6523
AUD 0.65230.6273
USD 0.48750.4705

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 8th December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'We'll miss him'
  2. Gates not happy with system
  3. Quest for justice
  4. NFP: Stop wilful removals
  5. Firefighters rescue four in town blaze
  6. Sevens plot
  7. Student likes concept put in place for learning
  8. Blue boats a serious concern
  9. Miss Fiji lives her dream
  10. Men move into nursing

Top Stories this Week

  1. Superstition or fact Sunday (04 Dec)
  2. Shes Dunn it again! Friday (02 Dec)
  3. Call to be prepared for cyclone season Friday (02 Dec)
  4. Black magic claim Saturday (03 Dec)
  5. Doctors reveal, heavy grog swipers require more drugs for surgery Saturday (03 Dec)
  6. Fiji mum, baby kept in cell Wednesday (07 Dec)
  7. Fatal torture Wednesday (07 Dec)
  8. Salary review plan for teachers, says Reddy Monday (05 Dec)
  9. Year 10 results out, 45pc pass Wednesday (07 Dec)
  10. Fiji's Year 10 results out Tuesday (06 Dec)