Looking for Red Palm Weevil in Indonesia

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Looking for Red Palm Weevil in Indonesia

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

By Mark S. Hoddle The discovery of red palm weevil (RPW) in Laguna Beach Orange County, California USA has generated considerable interest amongst University of California Riverside research scientists and County, State, and Federal regulatory agencies. There are two color forms of the red palm weevil, the orange form (known as Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) and the […]

CISR: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys) The situation: The brown marmorated stink bug is a highly polyphagous insect that is native to Eastern Asia. The pest status of this insect stems from feeding damage caused on a wide range of vegetable crops, fruit trees, and ornamentals. Moreover, it is considered a nuisance pest due to its […]

Red Palm Weevil Technical Working Group Field Trip to Laguna Beach

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Red Palm Weevil Technical Working Group Field Trip to Laguna Beach 29 November to 1 December 2010 The red palm weevil (RPW) technical working group (TWG) met for three days in Laguna Beach over the period 29 November to 1 December 2010. The TWG was comprised of experts working on RPW in Spain, Israel, and […]

Red Palm Weevil Infested Palm at Laguna Beach Removed

Friday, November 12th, 2010

On Wednesday, November 03, 2010, a team of scientists from CISR, CDFA, UCCE, USDA-APHIS, the Orange and San Diego County Agricultural Commissioner’s Offices and West Coast Arborists returned to the Red Palm Weevil (RPW) affected site in Laguna Beach California. Inspection of a unhealthy Canary Islands palm the previous week resulted in the discovery of […]

Confirmed: Live Red Palm Weevil found in US

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

October 26 2010    Update on the Red Palm Weevil Infestation in Laguna Beach    Today, representatives from the CISR and UCR, (Mark Hoddle and Mike Lewis), UCCE (John Kabashima and Don Hodel), the CDFA (Laura Petro), and the Orange County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office (Nick Nisson) visited the Laguna site with the palm tree infested with RPW. […]

Red Palm Weevil

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

The Red Palm Weevil (RPW) is widely considered the most devastating insect to attack palms has been found in Laguna Beach, Orange County Calif. The weevil was originally found by a landscape specialist in late August 2010 infesting a Canary Islands palm in a residential area. Subsequent investigation by plant health regulatory officials confirmed the […]

Tracking Down Asian Citrus Psyllid in Pakistan

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

The Hunt for Natural Enemies has Begun Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphornia citri, is considered to be one of the world’s most serious threats to economic citrus production because it vectors a bacteria, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, that causes Huanglongbing (HLB) (also known as citrus greening), a disease that is lethal to most varieties of citrus. […]

Can Invasiveness Evolve?

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Introduction by Mark Hoddle Have you ever wondered why only a small fraction of introduced species of plants and animals become invasive while others remain well behaved in their new home? This is a puzzling question for invasion biologists and regulators developing plans to manage invasive species. Dr. Norman Ellstrand, a Professor  of Genetics in […]

Foreign Exploration for Gold Spotted Oak Borer in Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico

Friday, April 16th, 2010

March 29 to April 10 2010 The gold spotted oak borer (GSOB), Agrilus coxalis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) is an invasive pest in Southern California that was first detected around 2004. This beetle has a natural distribution that extends from the oak forests in the mountains of Southern Arizona (i.e., the Santa Ritas, Santa Catalinas, Chiricahuas, and the […]

Invasive Species in the Galapagos Islands

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

I have just returned from an eight week research trip to the Galapagos Islands. The purpose of the work that was done was to assess the impact and safety of Rodolia cardinalis, a biocontrol agent, which was released for the suppression of an invasive insect pest, the cottony cushion scale, Icerya purchasi. Cottony cushion scale […]

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