New Initiatives for Management of Red Palm Weevil Threats to Historical Arabian Date Palms *

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/555769
Title:
New Initiatives for Management of Red Palm Weevil Threats to Historical Arabian Date Palms *
Authors:
Mukhtar, Muhammad; Rasool, Khawaja G; Parrella, Michael P.; Sheikh, Qaiser I; Pain, Arnab ( 0000-0002-1755-2819 ) ; Lopez-Llorca, Luis Vicente; Aldryhim, Yousif N.; Mankin, R. W.; Aldawood, Abdulrahman S.
Abstract:
The date palm is an important part of the religious, cultural, and economic heritage of the Arabian Peninsula. This heritage is threatened by the recent invasion of the red palm weevil (RPW) from Southeast Asia. In Saudi Arabia, a national campaign for control of RPW by containment/destruction of infested plants, injection and spraying of biochemical and chemical pesticide treatments in heavily infested and newly infested areas, and the use of pheromone/ kairomone traps for monitoring and reduction of RPW populations has been only partially successful in controlling its spread. New methods are needed to help manage the RPW populations. At a workshop in Riyadh in March 2010, plans were recommended to 1) devise and test new biological, chemical, and biotechnological methods to manage RPW in farms and urban palms; 2) compare the economic and logistic feasibility of acoustic and other detection methods against RPW larvae; and 3) develop biosensor indicators of RPW infestation in date palms. If these initiatives are successful, they will be of great assistance to landscape and orchard managers dealing with such a challenging pest of a highly valuable tree.
KAUST Department:
Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Citation:
New Initiatives for Management of Red Palm Weevil Threats to Historical Arabian Date Palms * 2011, 94 (4):733 Florida Entomologist
Publisher:
Florida Entomological Society
Journal:
Florida Entomologist
Issue Date:
Dec-2011
DOI:
10.1653/024.094.0401
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0015-4040; 1938-5102
Additional Links:
http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1653/024.094.0401
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Articles; Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC); Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorMukhtar, Muhammaden
dc.contributor.authorRasool, Khawaja Gen
dc.contributor.authorParrella, Michael P.en
dc.contributor.authorSheikh, Qaiser Ien
dc.contributor.authorPain, Arnaben
dc.contributor.authorLopez-Llorca, Luis Vicenteen
dc.contributor.authorAldryhim, Yousif N.en
dc.contributor.authorMankin, R. W.en
dc.contributor.authorAldawood, Abdulrahman S.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-26T07:27:17Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-26T07:27:17Zen
dc.date.issued2011-12en
dc.identifier.citationNew Initiatives for Management of Red Palm Weevil Threats to Historical Arabian Date Palms * 2011, 94 (4):733 Florida Entomologisten
dc.identifier.issn0015-4040en
dc.identifier.issn1938-5102en
dc.identifier.doi10.1653/024.094.0401en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/555769en
dc.description.abstractThe date palm is an important part of the religious, cultural, and economic heritage of the Arabian Peninsula. This heritage is threatened by the recent invasion of the red palm weevil (RPW) from Southeast Asia. In Saudi Arabia, a national campaign for control of RPW by containment/destruction of infested plants, injection and spraying of biochemical and chemical pesticide treatments in heavily infested and newly infested areas, and the use of pheromone/ kairomone traps for monitoring and reduction of RPW populations has been only partially successful in controlling its spread. New methods are needed to help manage the RPW populations. At a workshop in Riyadh in March 2010, plans were recommended to 1) devise and test new biological, chemical, and biotechnological methods to manage RPW in farms and urban palms; 2) compare the economic and logistic feasibility of acoustic and other detection methods against RPW larvae; and 3) develop biosensor indicators of RPW infestation in date palms. If these initiatives are successful, they will be of great assistance to landscape and orchard managers dealing with such a challenging pest of a highly valuable tree.en
dc.publisherFlorida Entomological Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1653/024.094.0401en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Florida Entomologisten
dc.subjectacoustic detectionen
dc.subjectbiosensoren
dc.subjectPhoenix dactyliferaen
dc.subjectRhchophorus ferrugineusen
dc.titleNew Initiatives for Management of Red Palm Weevil Threats to Historical Arabian Date Palms *en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalFlorida Entomologisten
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionThe Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistanen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Plant Protection, College of Food and Agriculture Sciences, King Saud University, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Entomology, UC Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8584en
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB), Firth Court, Western Bank, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, ENGLAND, United Kingdomen
dc.contributor.institutionMultidisciplinary Institute for Environmental Studies “Ramón Margalef,” Department of Marine Sciences and Applied Biology, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spainen
dc.contributor.institutionUSDA-ARS CMAVE, 1700 SW 23rd Dr., Gainesville, FL 32608en
kaust.authorPain, Arnaben
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