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Red Palm Weevil Eradication - Initiative to eradicate the red palm weevil in the Near East and North Africa










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    Red Palm Weevil: Guidelines on management practices 2020
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    Since gaining a foothold on date palm in the Near East during the mid-1980s, the red palm weevil (RPW) Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier has spread rapidly over the last three decades and is now a major pest of palms in a diverse range of agroecosystems worldwide. In most of the countries affected, failure to manage RPW can be attributed to a lack of awareness about this pest and to lack of systematic and coordinated control actions or management strategies that involve all stakeholders. These guidelines have been developed by FAO to support all those involved in the day-to-day management of RPW in the field (including farmers and pest-management professionals), researchers, and the decision-makers and administrative stakeholders who support the implementation of integrated pest management (IPM) strategies for RPW. Written by internationally recognized RPW experts, the guidelines describe the biology and host range of RPW and address all aspects of RPW-IPM, including surveillance, phytosanitary measures, early detection, pheromone trapping protocols, preventive and curative chemical treatments, removal and safe disposal of severely infested palms, and best agricultural practices to mitigate attacks by this lethal pest of palms.
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    Meeting
    Scientific Consultation and High-Level Meeting on Red Palm Weevil Management. REPORT
    Rome, Italy, 29-31 March 2017
    2017
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    The Scientific Consultation was held during the first two days of the event (29–30 March). It brought together all stakeholders involved in the management of red palm weevil (RPW) ), Rhynchophorus ferrugineus. National authorities, international experts and scientists, private sector representatives and non-governmental organizations held comprehensive technical discussions on the current global situation, challenges facing the effective management of the pest and options for improving managemen t programmes. In addition to the state of the art on current global RPW research programmes, the consultation covered advances in combating RPW by employing different integrated pest management (IPM) tactics.
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    SusaHamra
    A new digital system for monitoring and early warning of red palm weevil
    2024
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    The red palm weevil (RPW) Rhynchophorus ferrugineus is a major transboundary pest which affects date palms worldwide. This pest likely originated in Southeast Asia. Then, it spread rapidly throughout the Near East. The damage to date palms affects production, farmers’ livelihoods, and the environment. It also threatens coconut palms, and ornamental palms worldwide. It is a quarantine pest in the countries of the Near East, North Africa, Latin America, and other countries. Poor quarantine procedures and early detection difficulties have contributed to the rapid spread of the red palm weevil.The control and management strategies of red palm weevil require strengthened collaborations from countries and institutions at regional and global level. Additionally, innovative solutions that is environmentally friendly are needed to monitor the pest.

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