Palm weevil

(Zool.) any one of mumerous species of very large weevils of the genus Rhynchophorus. The larvæ bore into palm trees, and are called palm borers, and grugru worms. They are considered excellent food.

See also: Palm

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During this phase, work will be carried out to control and manage all issues that affect the growth of date palm tree such as insect pests and diseases, especially the Red Palm Weevil, Dobas insect, Al Hamirah, and stem and stalk borers.
Dubai: The Ministry of Environment and Water has revealed that it is using drone technology to help combat the spread of the red palm weevil.
Tenders are invited for Pheromone Traps and Lure for control Red Palm weevil in Coconut under NDAP
Tens of thousands of palms in Cyprus have now been killed by a prolific beetle, the red palm weevil, Marios Vassiliou, course leader at the agriculture school at UCLan Cyprus IPS, told the Sunday Mail.
Meanwhile, it was revealed that BD1 million will be spent over the next five years to eradicate the pest, red palm weevil.
On agriculture, the session allocated one million Bahraini dinars to combat Red Palm Weevil over the next five years, and decided to ban the importation of palm trees from countries suffering from the Red Palm Weevil or other palm pests.
A date and palm center has been established in Al-Ahsa to deal with the red palm weevil as well as other items related to farming and date production.
It is effective in preventive infestation control against the red palm weevil as well as an exclusive agent in citrus trees.
The red palm weevil has only been reported in Hadramout governorate, but that is where 40 percent of farmed palm trees are located.
In 1985, the red palm weevil (RPW), Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) was first reported in the region from Rass-El-Khaima in the United Arab Emirates (Zaid et al.
on the day when the Indian scoreboard looked like a coconut palm at its final phase of wilting from a Red Palm Weevil attack (For those uninitiated in the pain of coconut cultivation, the snout beetles transform the leaves and soft tissues in the crown into a slimy mass that emits a foul smell before the entire crown collapses and the palm dies).
The African palm weevil is a large, reddish brown to black weevil that is distributed throughout tropical Africa and is a true pest of members of Arecaceae (= Palmae) (Gries et al.