California Department of Food and Agriculture

Red Palm Weevil Pest Successfully Eradicated from California

Added Thursday, February 24, 2011

UPDATE: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), working in coordination with California agricultural officials, has declared the Red Palm Weevil eradicated from the Laguna Beach area of Orange County.
Orange County Entomologist Nick Nisson gives a status report on the Red Palm Weevil pest threat to California's beloved and iconic palm trees and the date palm industry.