Plant health is key to the economy in Barbados. As well as the growing of ornamental tropical flowers and foliage, local production of fruits and vegetables is increasing as a result of government-sponsored programmes to encourage agricultural diversification. The island’s primary crop is still sugar cane, despite its declining importance to the economy.
We introduced plant clinics to Barbados at AgroFest 2012, the annual agricultural show which attracts thousands of participants. Since then we’ve trained 21 new plant doctors in how to diagnose plant problems, run plant clinics and give farmers the best advice.
Knowledge Bank page for Barbados