TITLE

Slow death in Arabia: Date palms face extinction

AUTHOR(S)
Gardner, Frank
PUB. DATE
February 1998
SOURCE
Middle East;Feb98, Issue 275, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
States that all 50 million of Arabia's treasured date palms are under threat of extinction from a virulent pest, called the Red Palm Weevils, which were imported from Pakistan. What Dr. Salim Hanounkik, from the UAF's Ministry of Agriculture is doing about the problem; Amount of farms across Arabia, infested with the weevils; How the weevils breed.
ACCESSION #
303927

 

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