Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 25

Identify the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Larvae

Feb 25

Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Best Management Practices

Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) BMPs or Recommendations for Landscapers and Arborists By Rob Hauff ¬†Remove standing dead coconut palms to prevent infestation. Decaying coconut wood is the preferred breeding habitat for CRB. Wood should be chipped and composted away from infested areas, preferably in few centralized piles, rather than multiple widely dispersed piles. Palms should …

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Feb 18

February 2014 Pest of the Month

Hawaii Early Detection Network Priority Pest for¬†Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, and Big Island. Have you seen Hala Scale (Thysanococcus pandani)? Identification: Presently only on the island of Maui. The hala scale insect (Thysanococcus pandani) causes yellowing of and serious damage to the leaves of Hala (Pandanus tectorius). Adult and immature scale insects are seen on …

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