Red Palm Mite

Publication Date
Tue, 01 Dec 2009, 01:00
Last Updated
Nov. 30, 2009, 10:01 a.m.
Report Number
VCT-03/2
Country
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Pest Id
Raoiella indica - (RAOIIN)
Report Status
Final
Hosts
Coconuts (Cocos nucifera)
Pest Status
  • Unknown
Geographical Distribution
Surveillance is currenly being undertaken to confirm its distribution. It is beleived that this may have already spread to many areas of the country. However, the problem was first detected on the western coast of the island.
Danger
The coconut industry is an important one to St. Vicnent and the Grenadines given that this commodity is used extensively for fresh consumption and bottling for wider distribution. In the last six years there was a programme of expanding coconut production/plantations to provide constant supply for the coconut water bottling plant. The Presence of this pest could there adversely affect the efforts of the diversification programme.

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