The Red Palm Weevil Management Network encourages collaboration among persons working to understand the biology and ecology of this warm-climate pest and reduce its spread and economic damage.

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  • From: D B College of Agriculture Sulcorna <>
    Sent: Thursday, 27 August, 2020, 12:00:00 pm IST
    Subject: Invitation to participate in International Webinar

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Greetings from Goa, India, and I hope you are well and safe.

    The Don Bosco College of Agriculture, Goa, India affiliated to Goa University, is organizing a short International Webinar on ‘Advances in Red Palm Weevil Research and Management’ on 8th September from 2:00 - 4:00 pm IST.

    I’m delighted to send you an attached invitation and invite you to participate in the Webinar. Please register using the link below and kindly share this with all those interested.

    Registration Link:

    Best Regards,
    Prof Rajan Shelke,
    Organizing Secretary, International Webinar on RPW,
    Don Bosco College of Agriculture, Sulcorna, Quepem, Goa, India
  • 2019/206 First report of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Bulgaria

    In Bulgaria Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae - EPPO A2 List) was identified in the beach resort of Slanchev briag (municipality of Nesebar) on a Phoenix sp. palm. Phoenix and other palm species present in the resort were inspected and no pests or symptoms were found.

    The pest status of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Bulgaria is officially declared as: Transient, actionable, under surveillance.

    Source: NPPO of Bulgaria (2018-11).
    Pictures: Rhynchophorus ferrugineus.
    Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (RHYCFE)[Photos]| EPPO Global Database
    Photos of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (RHYCFE)
  • Thanks. I do appreciate it.

  • We're working on that and I'll keep you posted.  All the best.

  • Hi Roger,

    Thanks. I guess we need a new artificial media to rear RPW. So what do you think?

    All the best … Aziz

  • Thanks for the welcome. My professional interest is primarily in rearing colonies of palm weevils.

  • Welcome Roger Duncan Selby to Red Palm Weevil Management Network on Entomological Society of America Networks

  • FAO in collaboration with the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) are co-organizing a Scientific Consultation and High-Level Meeting on Red Palm Weevil Management. The Scientific Consultation will bring together representatives of the regulatory authorities (National Plant Protection Organisation, NPPO) and experts from countries affected by the Red Palm Weevil (RPW), international scientists, developers of technologies involved in RPW management and other stakeholders.

    Scientific Consultation and High-Level Meeting on Red Palm Weevil Management

    Please see List of documents on the right side:

    First Announcement [PDF]
    Arabic - French - Spanish

  • Welcome Lixin to Red Palm Weevil Management Network on Entomological Society of America Networks

  • Invitation to the 1st International Conference on “The Integrated Protection of Date Palms,” to be held at the Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain from March 13-14, 2017.

    Please visit
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