Red palm Weevil (RPW) or Asian palm Weevil or Indian palm Weevil, Rhynchophurus Ferrugineus is the most dangerous and deadly pest of palms, including coconut, date, royal and talipot. It also infests agave and sugarcane.
Symptoms and Infestation
Tunnels on the trunk and base of the leaf; oozing with a typical fermented odor from the tunnels.
Drooping / yellowing of leaves, trunk may break and the crown may topple and palm dies.
Red Palm Weevil is native to Southeast Asia and it can be found in:
Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.
Africa: Algeria, Canary Islands, Egypt, Libya, Madagascar, Malta, Morocco.
Middle East: Bahrain, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates.
Dominica is putting the necessary practices in place to prevent the spread of a pest known as the ‘Red Palm Weevil’ which is said to be dangerous to coconuts and palms. The Red Palm Weevil, which has not been detected in Dominica, was brought into the Caribbean in 2009 through the Dutch islands of Aruba […]