Survey finds increase in coconut rhinoceros beetles

Assistant Minister for Agriculture Viam Pillay at the World Copra Day celebration in Savusavu early this year. Picture: FT FILE

A SURVEY conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture’s Research Division between 2016 and 2017 identified a 30 per cent increase in the population of coconut rhinoceros beetles. This was revealed by Assistant Minister for Agriculture Viam Pillay in Parliament. He said the upsurge in the pest population was a direct result on the damage incurred […]

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