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 Palm Tree Plague in Pollensa

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PostSubject: Palm Tree Plague in Pollensa   Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:30 am

Pollensa Council have been ordered to take urgent action to stop a plague that is threatening palm trees in the area.

The strain of the plague caused by the red palm weevil has been located on land in the Llenaire development.

The beetle is between two and five centimetres long and usually a rusty red colour. Its larvae excavate holes up to a metre long in the trunk of palm trees, weakening and eventually killing the tree.

Originally from Asia it was first recorded in Spain in 1994 and the latest case in Pollensa was spotted on 18th October 2010.

The main control method is through application of an insecticide. This is applied through a funnel about 5 cm above the infested area. New alternative methods using semiochemicals and bio insecticides are being developed.


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