Red Palm Weevil and use of palm fronds by fishermen | "Plant Diseases are Shifty Enemies." E. C. Stakman. |

In Malta, the Plant Health Directorate has issued information on the cutting of palms that are used by fishermen to avoid spreading the Red Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorrus ferrugineus). The Palm tree has several uses other than landscaping. It is a common tradition to use the fronds of the Phoenix species in the fishing industry.


Via Muriel Suffert