Detection of South American Palm Weevil
(Rhynchophorus palmarum) in California.
edu/fcla/entomologist/browse Dorsal view of palm weevil
Palmetto weevil Rhynchophorus cruentatus Anterior pronotum with broad shoulders (red arrow) Posterior edge of pronotum flat (yellow arrow) Red palm weevil
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Anterior pronotum with tapered shoulders (red arrow) Posterior edge of pronotum flat (yellow arrow) American palm weevil
Rhynchophorus palmarum Anterior pronotum with tapered shoulders (red arrow) Posterior edge of pronotum rounded (yellow arrow) Dorsal view of scutellum of both sexes palm weevil
Scutellum (blue arrows) tapers acutely Scutellum (blue arrows) tapers broadly Scutellum (blue arrows) tapers acutely Fig.
There is also a ban on coconut palms amongst others, especially from countries infected with Red Palm Weevil
At first, the nematode was thought to be a root-attacking and soil-inhabiting species, but it was later shown to be tightly associated with the palm weevil
Rhynchophorus palmarum (L.
Other challenges that are being faced within date palm farms include combating diseases and insects such as the red palm weevil
, fruit borers and date palm stem borers.
The red palm weevil
(RPW), Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier), is of international concern due to its destructive feeding within palm trees and the threat that it poses to the ornamental and date palm industries, including plantings of Phoenix dactylifera L.
Christopher Hirst, Chief Executive Officer of the Abu Dhabi Farmers' Services Centre (ADFSC), agreed and said they were also continuing to address infestations caused by insects such as the red palm weevil
and fruit borers
The red palm weevil
(RPW), Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), is an economically important pest of various palm species that has invaded all continents (Kaakeh 2005; Faleiro 2006; Ju et al.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) seized a truck laden with Red Palm Weevil
infested date palm trees in Suwaiq.
by Times News ServicePhoto of the palm trees infested with palm weevil
The two-week course covered several topics such as palm weevil
, rapid deterioration of olive trees, symptoms of bacterial diseases and procedures for the eradication of pests.
The Pioneering and Sophisticated Innovations Serving the Agricultural Sector category awards were given to Dr Luigi Porcella, from the Innovation Electrap in Italy, who presented the Future Innovation Right Solutions Technologies, and the Platform from UAE which presented the project, Utilising Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things technologies for early detection of Red Palm Weevil
in Date Palm Tree farms .