Taro (Colocasia esculente), which is a major food crop in the South Pacific, is subject to significant losses from pests and diseases. TaroPest has been developed as a guide to the pests and diseases of taro in the South Pacific.
TaroPest: An illustrated guide to pests and diseases of taro in the South Pacific
The illustrated guide to pests and diseases of taro in the South Pacific was written and produced in 2008 by ACIAR researchers, building on from the earlier TaroPest project (2004) and many similar programmes.
The guide contains factsheets and more importantly 'Identification Keys' to help users with pest and disease identification and diagnosis. The factsheets of taro pests and diseases are categorised under five headings: Bacteria, Fungi, Insects, Nematodes, Snails, Viruses.
This guide was designed to be used on-site to provide in-field diagnosis. There is an CD-ROM where there are more diagnostic images and text but unfortunately the link provided contains the download to the guide only.