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 […]

CBS News Interested in the RPW Invasion in California

Friday, February 25th, 2011

The Red Palm weevil (RPW) problem in southern California has picked up local news interest. Bill Whitaker and his news team from CBS evening news came to UCR on the 16th of February 2011 to interview Dr. Mark Hoddle about research that is being conducted at UCR on this pest. This interview was part of […]

Mark Hoddle CBS News Interview

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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Upcoming Informational Meeting on the Red Palm Weevil- El Centro, CA

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), together with the Imperial County Agricultural Commissioner and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) are hosting a Red Palm Weevil Outreach Meeting. Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Farm Bureau Building 1000 Broadway El Centro, CA 92243 If you cannot attend this meeting but […]

Red Palm Weevil Outreach Meeting in Coachella Valley

Friday, January 14th, 2011

While the Red Palm Weevil (RPW) infestation seems to be in a quiescent phase in Southern California, the community of researchers, public officials, arborists, nursery owners, and palm growers are getting ready for the imminent counter attack. This problem is being addressed aggressively and a series of RPW Outreach meetings sponsored by California Department of […]

Observations of Red Palm Weevil Management in France

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

On a recent trip to southern France, I discovered firsthand how destructive red palm weevil (RPW) could be for California if we don’t act fast to eradicate and control this pest. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, the French didn’t have the ability to stop this pest before it exploded into the massive problem they currently face. […]

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 […]


Thursday, October 28th, 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 The California Department of Food and Agriculture […]

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. […]

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