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Brief on

PIE Section Symposium: The Global Threat of Red Palm Weevil (RPW), Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, (Olivier) To Major Palm Species

 

Tuesday 18th 2008

 

By Aziz Ajlan and Khalid Alhudaib


The Entomological Society of America (ESA) considers the Red Palm Weevil (RPW) is a global dilemma. The ESA started contacting the site of RPW in mid of January 2008 to organize an International Internet Symposium for RPW during the 2008 ESA 56th Annual Meeting (Metamorphosis) in Reno, Nevada, USA from November 16-19. We email a letter of invitation to all interested people and place this invitation letter on the site of RPW.

The symposium took place on Tuesday Nov. 18 at 9:00 pm Pacific time of the USA. Fourteen abstracts have been accepted and submitted for the symposium and 9 out of 14 scientists presented their oral presentations.

This was a unique opportunity for scientists from different countries to discuss the problem of RPW in their countries and to implement a good IPM program.

The site started 10 years ago (1998) with one of its goals to have the people, who interested, to chat about this deadly insect through the internet conference.

From that time, the site started working to achieve the goal that happened this year with the 2008 ESA 56th Annual Meeting (Metamorphosis). However, the site eager to have more such opportunities over and over.

Finally, the site would like to thank all participants in the symposium and ESA Staff practically the President of ESA Michael Gray, Executive Director Robin Kriegel, Program Committee Grayson Brown, Douglas Johnson and Ricardo Bessin.

 

 

Comments of Participants on the ESA & RPW Symposium:

 

Dr. A. Sujatha from India

"Congratulations for the successful organization of ESA online seminar. Thank you very much for the opportunity given to me to participate in ESA online seminar on RPW …"

 

Dr. J. R. Faleiro from India

"Congratulations on successfully organizing the ESA- RPW symposium. It was a wonderful experience …"

 

Dr. Khalid Alhudaib from Saudi Arabia

"Since 1999 we told interested people that one day will have internet conference on RPW. This year 2008 we had it …"

 

Dr. Aziz Ajlan from Saudi Arabia

"Celebrate the 10 yeas old of the site of RPW with the 2008 ESA 56th Annual Meeting (Metamorphosis) in Reno, Nevada, USA from November 16-19, was great experience for me … "

 

 More soon..

 

 

Opening Statement

We would like to thank the ESA for giving the site of RPW and us this opportunity to participate in a historically significant entomological event “the 2008 ESA 56th Annual Meeting Reno, Nevada, USA”. By organizing the ESA-RPW International Symposium to see the global entomological community able to meet closely and it would be the first real implementation under the title “The Global Threat of Red Palm Weevil (RPW), Rhychophorus ferrugineus, (Olivier) To Major Palm Species” through the modernizing technology (WebEx) that ESA uses at its meeting for some time.

On the behalf of ESA-RPW International Symposium, we would like to welcome you. As most of you know that RPW is become the most destructive and deadly insect to most kind of palm trees in many countries in the Far East, Middle East and Europe.

RPW entered to the Middle East in mid of 1980’s and to Europe in early 1990’s. From that time to up-to-date, infested countries are suffering a serious problem with this pest and annually loose thousand and thousand of Palm Trees.

 

 

List of Participants and their Titles:

 

J. R. Faleiro, jrfaleiro@yahoo.co.in

“Management of red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier), in palm agro-ecosystems: An overview"

Hassan Y. AlAyied, alayedh@kacst.edu.sa and Hathal Al Dhafer.

“The population dynamics of red date palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Oliv. and other insects in date palm orchards at Kharje area of Saudi Arabia”
 

Cam Oehlschlager, cam@pheroshop.com

“The role of synergists in trapping of tropical Curculionidae”
 

Victoria Soroker, sorokerv@volcani.agri.gov.il, J. Pinhas, S. Levsky, S. Reneh, Y. Nakache, A. Mizrach, A. Hetzroni.

“Red palm weevil detection and management”
 

Khalid Alhudaib, alhudaib@hotmail.com , Aziz Ajlan, Abdallah Ben Abdallah, , J. R. Faleiro.

“Date palm farming practices in relation to red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier), infestation in the Gulf region of Middle East”
 

Aziz Ajlan, aajlan@hotmail.com

“The cultural impact of the red palm weevil and its management in Saudi Arabia”
 

Ju Rui-Ting jurt5907@sohu.com and Aziz Ajlan

“Prediction of suitable distributions of red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in China with analysis of bio-climatic matching”
 

A. Sujatha, avvaru_001@rediffmail.com

“Status of red palm weevil damage in East Godavari District and studies on its control strategies with ecofriendly methods”

Reda. Hendi, redahendi@yahoo.com

“The pathogenisity of stored polyhedrosis virus of the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)”

 

 

Closing Statement

We would like to thank all of you for your attention and again we would like to thank the ESA for this unique opportunity.

As a final word, worldwide cooperation is urgently needed to control this insect.

 

 

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