In a statement to our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej, he said the NSSA will, via its new website, provide services of great importance for government departments, citing particularly palm weevil
identification, inspection of construction violations or identification of pollution hotspots.
(TAP) - Civil society in Kebili is mobilising to prevent the red palm weevil
and encourage the government to intervene to prevent its spread in date production areas in southern Tunisia.
Biological studies on the red palm weevil
, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, Oliver (Coleoptera: Curculonidae) reared on natural and artificial diets.
(2010) conducted an experiment to identify the Red Palm Weevil
(RPW) larvae's acoustic signature.
(2013) Effect of date fruits quantity on the numbers of red palm weevil
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier), captured in aggregation pheromone traps.
Three palm weevil
species were previously identified: the red palm weevil
(Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier; Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae), the Asiatic palm weevil
canariensis are struggling in their adopted home--the variety is susceptible to fusarium wilt (an incurable soil-borne fungus often spread by not properly sterilizing pruning tools) and to the appetites of the South American palm weevil
that's marching a destructive northbound path (see "Pest Control" at right).
The quarantine had been initially placed due to date palm plantation being infested by Red Palm Weevil
(RPW), one of the most dangerous pests of date palm trees and a major cause of date palm destruction in the country.
He added that the Ministry is keen to combat all pests that harm palm trees, and that it has a project to combat palm weevil
, and provides the detection, treatment and control free of charge for farmers and even in houses.
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.
He pointed out that FAO's cooperation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the fields of sustainable development and enhancing food security, agriculture and fisheries is a global model for all, adding that the Kingdom is one of the highest contributors to the Organization's general and specialized programs such as a plan to increase Yemen's capacity to withstand and plans to control red palm weevil
. --SPA 12:56 LOCAL TIME 09:56 GMT 0007 www.spa.gov.sa/1815582