Palm Red Weevil is a pest that is dramatically affecting Palm trees in the Iberian Peninsula, reducing their population in many places. After several years of research, we have learnt to develop control programs using diverse strategies.
At Real Club de Golf Las Brisas, we are implementing state of the art techniques, including biological control, to save the valuable specimens of Phoenix canariensis and Phoenix dactylifera in our course. Keeping our staff well trained and educated is very important.
Integrated Pest Management tries to solve this problem using different strategies:
SCOUTING TO CONTROL ADULT POPULATION
Using tramps, we can identify when adults fly to program a more effective treatments.
PREVENTION USING BIOLOGIC CONTROL
Natural fungus is used to infect this insect to control pests in an innocuous way.
To kill insects once they have entered in the palm.
IDENTIFYING PALMS AFECTED BY THIS PEST
Using trained dogs to confirm when palms are infected.
SURGERY AND INJECTIONS
Following our arborist from Doctor Arbol guidance, we do surgery and clean up the affected crowns, injecting the most effective insecticides in the trunk.
We are proud to have Fernando Gutiérrez in our team as Palm Specialist. Alberto Díaz-Galiano and Daniel González, certified arborists, help us to control in the best possible way this pest out of our palm trees.