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Frosty Pod Rot is a disease of cocoa and is caused by the fungus, Moniliophthora roreri. The disease is confined to Central and South America. It first appeared in Columbia... Continue »
The Cassava Hornworm, Erinnyis ello is a pest of cassava and is native to tropical America. It has been recorded in Central America, the Caribbean, Florida (USA), Brazil, Columbia and... Continue »
Bachacs are one of the most destructive insect pests of citrus in Trinidad. They damage leaves in mature trees which can reduce yield. Severe infestations can lead to the death... Continue »
The Giant African Snail (Lissachatina fulica) is native to East Africa and was introduced into the Caribbean in the 1980’s. It was first discovered in Diego Martin, Trinidad in October... Continue »
Giant African snail (Lissachatina fulica) formerly Achatina fulica can cause major destruction to crops, loss of income and may even cause human health problems. This pest can lay up to... Continue »
Chemical products known as pesticides are used by farmers to control insect pests, mites, diseases and weeds. Their use, though beneficial, can also give rise to unpleasant consequences. Continue »