National Plant Protection Centre

Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

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National Plant Protection Centre

Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

Red palm weevil management on Arecanut

The Red palm weevil(Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) management training was conducted at Chuzergang Gewog at Sarpang and Yoeseltse Gewog at Samtse on 15th and 18th December respectively. 200  farmers attended the training program. The farmers were trained on identification, life cycle, damage symptoms and management strategies of red palm weevil. The farmers were also trained on set up and use of pheromone traps against red palm weevil.  The NPPC will supply pheromone traps and lures to the arecanut growers in these gewogs.

Red palm weevil is currently detected in Sarpang, Chukha and Samtse Dzongkhags respectively causing damages in arecanut.

Showing the pheromone trap
Red palm weevil captured at Yoeseltse
Damage of red palm weevil on arecanut at Chuzergang

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Program Director

Program Director

Mrs. Yeshey Dema

Mrs. Yeshey Dema joined the civil service on 26th February 1996. She headed the Soil Fertility Unit, NSSC from 2008 till 2013. In 2013, she was transferred to the National Plant Protection Centre as the Program Director. She holds M. Phil in Soil Science from the University of Reading, UK.

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