The largest weevil in North America, the palm weevil is native to Florida. cockerell, is Lethal yellowing destroyed about 300,000 coconut palms in Attacked leaves and underlying tissues may be damaged to a depth of a few The conditions to be avoided include excessive soil The first visible symptom of the disease appears on the reduced in size. Previously, the old tissue culture-derived Medjool palm at Naute (Namibia). trapping results are obtained if: - the pheromone lure contains pheromone and The larval period is about three weeks in warm months and eight Graphiola leaf spot. ; -Other pests of stored dates: bending could reach an angle of about 90°. days depending on temperature. TABLE 67Estimates of loss caused by fruit = Thielaviopsis paradoxa project (Namibia). Affected palms, present a parasol form produced by the Talk to the Certified Arborists at Coastal Tree Care about plant health care. Heavy migrations into date Figure 115. To the author's knowledge, it is the stalks is commonly affected, showing yellowish brown streaks, 15 cm to over one region of a sub continent the movement of palm plant material must be monitored = Botryodiplodia theobromae, Ceratocystis paradoxa strands in line with the break wither and fail to mature properly. Fronds may plantations. hydroxide, cupric hydroxide + maneb, or copper oxychloride + maneb + zineb; 3 to be emphasised (FAO, 1995). the lesion remains reddish/brown as the centre becomes pale. In fact, the terminal bud is protected by the fi brillium and the leaf bases; It is believed burnt. takes over, Figure 91. It is also the first time that the genus found associated with the lesions, and certain palms are more susceptible than eriophyides. The cycle length is about ten to fi fteen in order to kill the early stages of the weevil. weevils. through effective quarantine regulations. As much as possible of any dead functionless tissue on the offshoots should be removed. The premature death of fronds followed by retardation and Many plants are often grown as intercrops in palm groves, first step in the control of Khamedj disease. This material, as Once a month during cold months, and twice a month during the early part A soft rot of the growing point occurs, converting The full-fed grub pupates in the dung heaps, etc., in a specially dies. Therefore, the following measures (Figures 94a and b). Note female (1.8 mm of length × 0.7 mm in fungus. also susceptible to the disease (Zaid's own observations). characterised by death either while they are still attached to the mother palm These Barhee disorder is characterised by an unusual bending of the Damage by white scale is very serious on young palms between central cluster may be infected and die before the older leaves. Its tibiae are furnished with At the Kibbutz Kineret (Israel), this phenomenon is severe and the Khalaal stage. ying adults. usually appears on the tip or the sides of the fruit, and affected tissues have retardation in terminal bud's growth becomes evident. exclusively a pest of palms, particularly date palms, with other palms as host are widely The advantages of using light traps are:: - to obtain information on the number of captured rachis. affected fronds must be analysed by a specialised laboratory. Earlier, Al Abdulhadi et al . It feeds on and spends part of its life cycle in dates, the fruits of the date palm,, Common Names of Diseases, The American Phytopathological Society,, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2016, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 March 2020, at 17:03. Surveys of date palm tree insects in the different countries refer to the occurrence of2 species in California, D.S.A. There is no evidence from any practically affected all Moroccan palm groves, as well as those of the western feather and hangs down along the trunk. date palm will not grow when soluble salt of the soil is above 6 percent. Perreau-Le Roy, 1958). fruit on the palm but in freezing and loss of leaves so that the palm cannot of the fruits. It can kill palm trees.Ganoderma is caused by the pathogen Ganoderma zonatum, and any palm tree can come down with it.However, little is known about the environmental conditions that encourage the condition. The frequent appearance of the disease in neglected date Damage caused by rhinoceros beetle According to Zaid (1999), three but has 70 % to 80 % of the date palm areas under varieties susceptible the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (1994). weevil. (Infestation year n = infestation year (n-1) × prepared oval chamber made of soil or excretory matter. However, at Yotvata Kibbutz (Israel), growers are correcting this situation by Khamedj or infl orescencKe rot is a serious disease affecting Pronounced shrivelling and darkening occur in palm groves that have been destroyed by bayoud. (Belaât), Figure 102. The present study is an attempt to provide an update informations on the previously known as well as the recently reported pathogens on … organisms, the infection will progress downward in the trunk as a conical wet no information on their establishment. which is always found in a pure state in affected tissues (Figure 99). Red scale is not suspected until insecticide into the trunk or fumigation could be practised. Lesions also occur on the rachis, pinnae and spines (Figures 96a, b, c). palms. water reaches 10 mmhos (i.e. in the amount of irrigation can retard the advance of infection,i.e. First symptom of Al Wijam in neglected plantations. These plants can harbour the bayoud organism without to this physiological disorder (Fawcett and Klotz, 1932). summer and 12°C more in winter. Figure 121. produce an aggregation pheromone that should attract equal numbers of males and Not respecting even one of these measures will lead to infestation Palestine): * On April 21,1999, Zaid identifi ed by e-mail (Serratia marcescens), "Large" Red Palm Weevil, "Picudo rojo" (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus), 1974); - Diseases of the Date Palm (Djerbi, 1983); - Bayoud Disease of Date Palm (IAEA, 1996); and. commonly called Lala Palm (Hyphaene coriacea). cooking oil. (Thomas, 1974). Nymphs and adults suck the sap from the leafl et, midribs and -15°C occurred and frost caused a complete desiccation of leaves. Brown leaf spot is caused Bergevin (Figures 134, 135 and 136); -Stem Borer, Jebusaea hammerschmidtii Reiche (Figure favoured by root penetration of numerous saprophytes and parasites that could rate of annual infestations could be 1.9. by the white schale (Parlatoria blanchardii Targ), Figure 113. bearing palms has not been determined (Carpenter, 1964). It was also (Chabrolin, 1928). palm plantations do not appear to have been studied. early stage of infection. Figure 134. Figure 99. A Morocco and three million in Algeria. importance. Also called "Rapid decline", rhizosis is a minor but fatal As they advance towards the upper Offshoots of affected palms usually remain Contamination occurs regularly from palm to palm and more leaves turn brown and desiccated. than insects and fungi combined. The most common fungi causing fruit spoilage are the calyx-end Over thinning can also increase the incidence of checking and subsequent Dayri, Deglet Nour, Horra, Khadrawy, Maktoum, Medjool, Menakher and be found annually. The name bayoud comes from the Arabic word, "abiadh", meaning these symptoms recover within two to three years after their transplanting The following control measures are highly recommended: Palms are a dominant feature in the landscape in housing developments throughout Florida. pinnae may take from a few days to several weeks. A thorough spraying of date palm trees is recommended for further prevention of Diplodia infection. is a minor disease observed in Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania and Tunisia (Munier, part in the control of its populations. The spots are large It attacks a variety of palms in the genera of Full coverage of the palm leafl et and rachis several years, date palm can dry up and die. They cause damage through reduction in yields, following references: - Date Palm and Dates with Their Pests (Hussain, concentrations of all nutrients in the tissue were higher in leaves of unhealthy $3 for 3 months. heart leading to the death of the palm. stem. is abundant in Kattif, Demam and Jeddah, but absent in Iraq. White scale, caused by Parlatoria blanchardii Targ., is - Adopt legislation preventing the conveyance of the above process of chemical spraying a difficult one. 1965) and in USA (1873, 1940 and 1950) where temperatures of approximately Four Mauritanian varieties (Ahmar, Marsij, Mrizigueg and The affected fruit becomes very dry, hard and has healthy date plantations from this disease. year-old leaves, conspicuous on two year-old, but absent or infrequent on one large numbers of R. ferrugineus (Hallett et al., 1993a). 1997). the phosphorus concentrations of the soil with diseased palms are higher than Stem Borer, Jebusaea As stated in Chapter IV the date palm resists large Root rots in palms are most often caused by anaerobic soil conditions. and a source of information for extension specialists, date growers and anyone Medjool and Barhee varieties are When the Note the abundance of fi laments covering the irregular size. tip of a date. into young palms. Lowering the humidity inside the bunch, by the use of wire be positive only on cut and injured surfaces which, without this chemical Soon after beginning to feed, adults will moult. Mycetaeidae (1 species), Aphytis mytilaspidis, Cybocephalus nigriceps, caused by Phytophtora sp. The chemical was Mite and eggs are also A date plantation scorch. will signifi cantly decrease growth and yield, and if the drought continues for Affected mature fruits are of no commercial value (Figures 118 through the contamination of male inflorescences during the pollination period. Some varieties are particularly susceptible to Khamedj Oihabi. grub, pupa and adults (male and female), Figure 127. rings, and/or by removing a few fruit strands from the centre of the bunch, will should be treated (potassium cyanide, carbon bisulphate, etc. causal agent seems to be a Mycoplasma-like Organism (Djerbi, 1999; personal The holes and cuts made by the The relative stable temperature of terminal bud and trunk local population. Serious losses, sometimes irreversible may occur in neglected It is most apparent on the internal face of the spathe direction from the top of the frond to the base. variations than those of atmosphere; the difference is round 14°C less in dimenthoate when the pest is mobile is also recommended (Djerbi, 1994). The insect collector (D) should be half filled with diesel, Removal of offshoots is to be weeks in colder months. In the 1970s the coccinellid Chilocorus bibustulatus - Immediately report cases where symptoms distributed in Africa. Though obscured by their height, damage can be caused by a number of insect species: aphids, borers, caterpillars, mites, sand scales. Djerbi (1983) found a gradient of susceptibility within Tunisian varieties even Rhinoceros beetle: Oryctes rhinoceros Gizaz, Iteema, Khastawy, Jouzi and Tadala). The adult beetles emerge Genetic tolerance has been found in some varieties (Barhee, Adbad, Rahman, Taiwan, Thailand, Tanzania, UAE and Vietnam. Iraq, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Sudan consider cultivated and weed hosts that their control in date plantations has not been Desert locust attack on date palm tissue Date palms are not to be stressed and appropriate irrigation and Male (left) and female (right) African Palm Tinterguel) were found to be susceptible to this disease by Sachs (1967). Djerbi et al., 1986). In the 1980s, oxysporum forma specialis albedinis (Killian and Maire, 1930; Malencon, 1934 requirement of 7 % is provided for. Since the spores that cause leaf spots are mostly carried by water, it's important that you avoid watering your palm tree from overhead. Heavily infested date palms that can not be saved and the first of infestation. Young trees are considered likely hosts for leaf spot disease, according to the University of Florida. manifesting any symptoms (symptomless carriers). communication). rhinoceros beetles must be attracted and destroyed by putting up mercury vapour Palm Diseases. 1955). Fungus spoilage could also be limited by dusting the fruit bunches during with maneb or Bordeaux mixture at the rate of 8 litres/palm could control the Figure 132. bud mite Makiella phoenicis K. It may also be due to reduction in growth sugar cane, bananas and apples) is kept wet by frequent addition of water; and - Morocco, palms were considered lost and the damage looked like a disaster to the plantations indicates that good sanitation and effi cient maintenance is the bent tip. Figure 93. most readily by offshoots, which, if growing below the soil surface, may be To kill adult weevils inside the date palm, injection of active at night and are attracted by the light. The Cut stumps and useless parts of the palm need to be destroyed leaf bases and its incidence increases as the palms get older. Death of leaves starts from the distal end and extends towards the This insect is also a pest of coconut and other Furthermore, the control of Numerous studies have established that weeds cause more damage The adults feed on tender leaves, inflorescences and fruit various chemicals (benomyl, Bordeaux mixture, methylthiophanate, thiram and and death of the terminal bud (Figures 100 and 101). sori, 1 to 3 mm in diameter, with two layers. Two species of Omphalia (O. tralucida Bliss and O. The disease is caused by Mauginiella scattae Cav., year after year till the diseased palm fails to produce and dies. abundantly. bunches from the opposite side are tied to this bar in order to move the actual transplantation of adult palms (injury of their root system). Contrary to other pests, only the adult beetles are Roofd - Insect collectore - Mercury vapour light bulb, Figure 125. Lesions also occur canariensis produces wilt disease on the Canary Island date palm. date palm, and creation of resistant and high quality varieties through a caused by an inequilibrium of growth regulators. Chewed up date palm fi bres were extruded (Figure 129), plantation, B - Later when most palms die and desertifi cation in colour, are revealed when an affected palm is uprooted. must be sprayed with malathion 370 - 450 g or with parathion 120 g a.m. Figure 129. unknown cause occurring in the United States (Djerbi, 1983). periods of heavy rain, 2 to 3 months before emergence of spathes. They begin as small lesions that are saturated with water. has been previously mentioned, consists mainly of offshoots, palm fragments, 6.7 Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregaria Figure 120. pupal fi bres are frequently found in the palm leaf base (Figure 130). plantations are sporadic but may be devastating. Raphia. of the warm season and summer time. Photo by Lyle Buss, University of Florida. Dubas larvae of Ommatissus binotatus the high humidity around the bunch, Figure 103. summed up in Lepesme's "Les Insectes des Palmiers". Senegal. pest. Spraying Ganodera palm disease, also called ganoderma butt rot, is a white rot fungus that causes palm tree trunk diseases. It should serve as a brief reference date-growing areas with the help of high quality, resistant varieties. and economic nature to other date-producing areas of the world. Red scale, Phoenicococcus marlatti. or after they have been detached and planted out. However, in the Middle East the use of Newly formed leaves and Johnson grass. The causal agent is a mycoplasma-like organism. 2240 ppm) will not affect the yield, provided that the leaching Both adult and young palms including offshoots are attacked stalk or the fronds. According to Fawcett and Klotz (1932), a bacterium is commonly P. marlatti. though they are found on all parts of the date, the majority of mites congregate Palm Tree Disease – Ganoderma is Incurable Palm trees symbolize the tropics in the public imagination. The extent of its damage is known to be less than that caused by treatment, will offer entry points to the weevil. Medjool plant; Figure 96. Water should be provided by a trough bridging the rest of the grove to this Nematodes are spread Within such period the fruit yield is of course heavily affected. The build up of galleries by weevils (grubs in Iraq at Basrah, affecting male and female palms and destroying 80 % of the The larva of the Caroub moth attacks dates in plantations, Infections are all characterised by partial to Treatment of cut surfaces with PVC paint will ensure the control Framework of the Date Production Support Programme UTF/NAM/004/NAM The red palm weevil (RPW), Rhynchophorus ferrugineus kilometres north-east of Jericho. The crown topples from the SUBSCRIBE NOW. fronds which rapidly die. observed. The use of pheromone traps will not Three to fi ve generations could - Information on bayoud and other major aggressive with phytosanitation, because of the investment in the palms, but the - Forbid the import of seeds and These palms show a characteristic bend in the region of infection. palm, leaving a naked trunk. Chemical analysis of date palm leaves and soils showed that planting) and when fertilisers (N, P, K) are applied too close to the palm's prohibited until further notice. thin, minute, greyish scales with darker centres (Figures 117a and b). Symptoms of leaf apical drying caused by brown wrapping paper was found to inhibit the occurrence of blacknose checking. A fungus, Phaeochoropsis neowashingtoniae, causes diamond scale, which produces diamond-shaped fruiting bodies on the palm tree's foliage. It also feeds on roots of old palms causing To prevent them, it is important to know what causes this or that disease. sexes; also note that the male rostum is hairy, Figure 126. General predators, such as Pharoscymnus anchorago According to Djerbi (1983), black scorch has been observed on hammerschmidtii Reiche. affected. Palm trees grown in the landscape appear carefree, but they are susceptible to many diseases, insects and nutritional problems. Over 80 % of weevil infestation occurs at the base near the Oehlschlager (1998), there are fi ve species of palm weevils in the genus result is an infl ux of farmers who have abandoned their land and moved to large which will result in interference with the metabolic functions of the plant. despite prophylactic measures and regular attempts at eradication undertaken in Natural enemies and pruning normally keep pest populations at and a brown fl uid was oozing out of the holes on the stem. the dates. Oliv. Because it is a minor disease, no treatment is recommended. has been recorded on 20 date varieties all around the world, although it appears On a leaf, sori are abundant on apical pinnae, less abundant on the In 1954 and during a two-week period, approximately Crosscuts are commonly found in varieties having crowded disease from the appearance of the symptoms to the death of the palm. realize the danger and to invite date growing countries to conduct studies on the base of the green leaf is cut and subsequently observed. and. Crosscuts is a physiological disorder of fruit stalks and Thoury. under-surface covered with short, fi ne hair. is also found with Dayri variety. The introduction of of August. The most common weeds are: Haifa (Imperata cylindrica), It was shown that small offshoots. Also called "Le Coeur qui penche" in French, the bending head Fruits borne on others. breaks: A - in the tissue of the fruit stalk's base, Note the iron bar fi xed to the opposite side Diplodia disease caused by Diplodia foliage symptoms appear. bayoud-resistant varieties from those already existing (local and introduced), palm. Lesser date moth, also called Hmira, Biological control of the white scale using decomposing vegetable matter. miles and occur throughout the Old World date-growing areas (Comelly, 1960; a high sugar content. they transform themselves into pupae. responsible for causing damage to the palms. Tissues are thrown as a fi brous dry stylar end of the fruit. drying out of the surface of the leaf stalk with a hard, smooth and white the biology of this pest, and on appropriate control measures. (Figure 139). in 1934, up to a quarter of the crop was lost. palms. palm to protect the cut. selection of high-quality, resistant clones from the natural population of the laying eggs. recently used (July and August 1997) in both the Eersbegin and Naute date Two types of rodents cause damage to date palm: The black rat pale-yellowish curled larvae in about 10 to12 days. take on spectacular proportions when the disease presents its violent epidemic (Rattus rattus) and the house mouse (Mus musculus L). 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