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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.








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