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INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON A NEW PEST IN ORANGE COUNTY – THE RED PALM WEEVIL


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INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON A NEW PEST IN ORANGE COUNTY – THE RED PALM WEEVIL

By CISR Team | October 28, 2010

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE

~OFFICIAL INVITATION~

INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON A NEW PEST IN ORANGE COUNTY –
THE RED PALM WEEVIL (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus)

Meeting – Friday, November 05, 2010
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

City Council Chambers
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA

Red Palm WeevilThe California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the Orange County Agricultural Commissioner, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the University of California Cooperative Extension are hosting the first of several informational meetings. The goal of this meeting is to inform local government officials, arborists, public works, landscapers, and pest control advisors about the current RPW situation including properly identifying the pest and its feeding damage. Future meetings will target other industry members and the public.

Worldwide, the Red Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) is considered the most destructive pest of palms. A red palm weevil (RPW) discovery on a residential plant in Laguna Beach is the first time this beetle has been detected in the United States. The presence of the red palm weevil in California represents a serious threat to landscape palms as well as to the date palm industry.

Because you are an important member of California’s pest surveillance system, your participation in this meeting is needed to assist us in responding to this harmful, invasive pest before it becomes established. If you cannot attend this important meeting and require additional information, please contact our toll-free PEST HOTLINE at (800) 491-1899 or visit our red palm weevil website at: www.cdfa.ca.gov/phpps/rpw

(Note: Free Parking is available at the corner of Laguna Canyon Road and Forest Avenue, located one block away from the City Council Chambers)

Meeting Agenda:

  • Welcome – Rick LeFeuvre or designee (Orange County Agricultural Commissioner)
  • Red Palm Weevil Biology and Identification – Nick Nisson, Orange County Entomologist
  • Trapping and Surveillance – John Hooper or designee (CDFA)
  • Potential Regulatory Impacts – Nawal Sharma or designee (CDFA)
  • What you can do to Help – Dr. John Kabashima (UCCE)
  • Public Outreach Campaign – CDFA Public Information Officer
  • Question and Answer Session – CDFA will moderate

(Note: Special thanks to the City of Laguna Beach for providing free parking!)

For More Details Please Contact:
John Kabashima, M.B.A., Ph.D.
County Director/Environmental Horticulture Advisor
University of California Cooperative Extension, Orange County
1045 Arlington Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Ph: 714-708-1611
Fax:  714-708-2754
Email:  jnkabashima@ucdavis.edu

Topics: News, Red Palm Weevil, UC Riverside | 7 Comments »

7 Responses to “INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON A NEW PEST IN ORANGE COUNTY – THE RED PALM WEEVIL”

  1. Online Computer Repair Services Says:
    February 5th, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Red Palm weevil is actually a dangerous insect and considered the considered the most destructive pest of Palm. What are the steps is going to be taken is really matter to see.

  2. PWC Motor Says:
    March 19th, 2011 at 3:38 am

    This kind of insect is a threat to palm industry. Because this is the most distractive pest in palm.

  3. iphone apps Says:
    March 23rd, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    This insect has the potential to cause a lot of chaos. Good luck!

  4. ft lauderdale computer repair Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 4:21 am

    i’ve never seen one of these in florida, crazy looking beetle. glad we don’t have them eating stuff up down here. 😉

  5. Lois Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Everything is very open with a very clear explanation of the issues.

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    Thank you for sharing!

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  7. John Says:
    April 30th, 2015 at 2:52 am

    Red Palm weevil is very dangerous insect. Thanks for sharing

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