Hot water treatment is a tried and true method for controlling RSD used in many counties. Outlined in the presentation are the plans to install sufficient capacity that all the planting material in Barbados will eventually be RSD free.
Are you interested in growing coconuts? Whether on a small or commercial scale there several factors which can influence how productive your coconut trees are.
At the recently conclude coconut think tank several presentations were made which covered the general agronomy, pests and diseases, post harvest handling for good water quality, an economic analysis of coconut farming profitability and the wide range of uses that all parts of the coconut can be put to.
Below you will find links to all the presentations made at the think tank.
The BSTA would like to thank the Agricultural Research and Variety Testing Unit at Groves, St. George, for allowing us use of their facility to host the think tank.
The Wonderful World of Coconut Products
The is the first in a series of presentation which were presented at the Agricultural Research and Variety Testing Unit’s recently concluded seminar. Each of the presentation will be looking at technological solutions for solving existing problems in Barbados agriculture.
This presentation specifically looks at the use of somatic embryogenesis, a type of tissue culture, and a possible avenue for large scale production planting material free from Ratoon Stunting Disease a wide spread problem locally