[From the August 2016 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin]
The South American palm weevil (SAPW), Rhynchophorus palmarum, was recently discovered in a Canary Island date palm in San Ysidro, southern San Diego County.
Twenty additional Canary Island date palms in the San Ysidro area appear to be infested, but have not yet been confirmed.
The biology of SAPW is similar to the red palm weevil that was eradicated from Laguna Beach, Orange County, between 2010–2012. The adult of the South.../h2>/span>
The very popular IPM Pest and Weed Identifier Wheels are now available for purchase! The Pest Wheel helps the user identify and manage 12 common pests, including ants, snails, powdery mildew, and scale insects. The Weed Wheel covers 12 common garden and landscape weeds, including crabgrass and yellow nutsedge.
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