Almost the entire damage is caused by the larvae that feed on the inner tissues of host palm near the crown or some part of the trunk region. In coconut the damage is towards the upper portion of trunk but in date palm the damage is more at the base of the trunk. The external symptoms produc
Coconut palm damage percentage: Generally the extension agencies record the number of infestions by the pest to understan its severity in a given location, region, province etc. This will help in formulation extension programs to suit the local needs.
Date palm damage percentage: Here al
A symposium entitled "Invasion of Palm Ecosystems by Red Palm Weevil and its Management" has been approved by the organizers of ESA annual meetings. The ESA annual meetings will take place from 13-16 November 2011 at Reno, Nevada, USA. I am trying to organize about 10 invited speakers from USA,
The infestation may be categorized into three damage stages such as, mild, medium and severe. The palm with mild damage will have small holes and oozing of brown viscous liquid. In the second stage, the palm will show clear indication of damage, with extrusion of chewed up fibers and bad
Now the blog is available with a language translator. This will help non-English visitors especially Arabic speaking people to have a quick translation and this will help the people in the Gulf countries, Middle East and also North African countries besides Spain and Portugal. I wish this blog
It gives me great pleasure to say Hi and wish all my readers “A very happy and prosperous New Year 2011”. We have completed first decade and entering the second of the millennium with a lot of hope and optimism. In the past one year lots of new developments have taken place and one of the mo
Recently I attended a conference organized by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)where several experts gave presentations on the management of red palm weevil and on the final day working groups prepared an action document to tackle this pest. Many people interested in red pa