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Observations of Red Palm Weevil Management in France

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...
By Christina Hoddle |

Red Palm Weevil Outreach Meeting in Coachella Valley

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...
By Christina Hoddle |

Testing Red Palm Weevil Pheromone Traps in the Philippines

In August 2010, red palm weevil (RPW), was officially detected in Laguna Beach, Orange County California. This insect was recovered from a dying Canary Islands palm in a residential property and has been declared by FAO to be the world’s most destructive palm pest. At least 2-3 additional palms are thought to have been killed...
By CISR Team |

Hunting for Natural Enemies of Asian Citrus Psyllid in Pakistan

Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) was found in California in late 2008 in San Diego and Imperial Counties. This invasive pest sucks sap from citrus and is a major concern for California because when feeds ACP inject into trees bacteria that cause a lethal disease of citrus known as huanglongbing (HLB). This plant disease is incurable...
By CISR Team |

First Release of Tamarixia radiata in California for the Biological Control of Asian Citrus Psyllid

At 11:00 am on the 20 December 2011, approximately 30-40 people assembled at the UC Riverside Biological Control Grove to participate in the first release in California of the Asian citrus psyllid natural enemy, Tamarixiaradiata. Representatives from the University of California, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Citrus Research Board, and Citrus Pest and Disease...
By Mark Hoddle |

Tamarixia radiata release video

Christina Hoddle explains the release of Tamarixia radiata at UC Riverside. Video recorded on December 20, 2011 at University California Riverside. For more information about Tamarixia radiata and Asian Citrus Psyllid, visit the CISR website: http://cisr.ucr.edu/asian_citrus_psyllid.html
By CISR Team |
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