Cheshire, United Kingdom (PressExposure) June 25, 2009 -- Pests that were threatening to wipe out coconut plantation from Koh Samui are now eliminated; confirmed Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Koh Samui. 32,000 acres of coconut plantation is now completely free from the danger of coconut destroying pests like rice hispa and weevils. These pests were not only threatening coconut farmersâ income but also put the world wide acclamation of Koh Samui as the coconut-island at stake. Government of Koh Samui was really worried about these pests as it was anticipating a negative impact of coconut plantation destruction on tourism industry.
Coconut contributes to the GDP of Koh Samui [http://www.livethedream.com] in a significant manner. Rice hispa and weevils caused large scale destruction to coconut plantation. To counter this, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives directed department of agricultural extension to prepare a master plan in this regard after consultation with local authorities. The mission was successful and it helped complete elimination of pests from Koh Samuiâs coconut plantation. The timely action plan of Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, helped 32,000 acres of coconut plantation and saved business value of Bt200 million.
Coconut is synonymous with Koh Samui attractions [http://www.livethedream.com/RentalBookingProcedure.html] and life style. Itâs a trademark for Koh Samuiâs regal effect on travellers. People from all corners of world come here to enjoy the beauty of never-ending green patches coconut patches along with its majestic beaches. Elimination of pests from coconut field has not only helped the farmers but also came as a great respite for hotel owners and holiday-makers. Nature-lover will no more have a heart-break at Koh Samui.