Articles for 'Pests, Weeds & Diseases'

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The Pest Risk Analysis Unit

In fulfillment of Trinidad and Tobago’s obligation as a Member of the WTO and adherence to the WTO Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement, under the article on Transparency a Pest Risk... Continue »

Plant Quarantine Service

The Plant Quarantine Service provides the first line of defense in pest surveillance that is, preventing the entry of pest into Trinidad and Tobago. It protects Trinidad and Tobago’s borders... Continue »

The Surveillance Unit

In fulfilment of Trinidad and Tobago’s obligation as a Member of the WTO and adherence to the WTO Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement, under the article on Transparency a Surveillance Unit... Continue »

The Entomology Unit

The Entomology Unit is responsible for the diagnosis and management of plant pest. It conducts research in the field of Entomology and develops Integrated Pest Management Protocols. It also offers... Continue »

The Plant Pathology Unit

The Plant Pathology Unit is responsible for the diagnosis and management of plant disease. It conducts research in the field of Plant Pathology and develops Integrated Pest Management Protocols. It... Continue »

WTO SPS Enquiry Point

The WTO SPS Enquiry Point is essentially an Internet site where enquiries about Trinidad and Tobago’s agricultural health and food safety requirements/legislation and changes that can affect trade are published... Continue »

Management of Pests and Diseases (A Home Gardening Manual)

There are many organisms that cause damage to crops. These are called pests and include insects, mites, slugs and snails. All these can hinder plant growth, affect the yield and... Continue »

Black Pod Disease of Cocoa

Black Pod disease is caused by a fungus, Phytophthora palmivora. It infects pods, flower cushions, young vegetative shoots, stems and roots of cocoa trees. Black pod disease occurs mainly during... Continue »


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