RAP PUBLICATION 2004/29

Report of the

EXPERT CONSULTATION ON COCONUT BEETLE
OUTBREAK IN APPPC MEMBER COUNTRIES

26-27 October 2004, Bangkok, Thailand


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Bangkok, 2004
 
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Contents

Executive summary

I. Introduction

II. Presentations by resource persons

III. Summary of country reports

Cambodia
China
Indonesia
Lao PDR
Malaysia
Maldives
Myanmar
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Viet Nam

IV. Recommendations

V. Annexes

Annex 1. Opening address
Annex 2. List of participants
Annex 3. Timetable and Agenda
Annex 4. Technical papers and presentations

Impact and control of the coconut hispine beetle, Brontispa longissima Gestro (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of key coconut pests
Coconut hispid beetle (Brontispa longissima): A new threat to coconut palms in Cambodia
Occurrence and control of coconut leaf beetle in China
Biological control of Brontispa longissima (Gestro) in Indonesia
The status of Brontispa longissima coconut beetle outbreak in Lao PDR
Current status of coconut Chrysomelid beetles in Malaysia
Integrated control of coconut hispid beetle Brontispa longissima (Gestro) in the Maldives
Current status of Brontispa infestation in Myanmar
Current status of key coconut Hispine beetles in Sri Lanka
Outbreaks and management of coconut hispine beetle (Brontispa longissima) Thailand
Coconut beetle control
Classical biological control of coconut hispine beetle with the parasitoid Asecodes hispinarum Boucek (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in Viet Nam

Annex 5. Working session 1: Discussion on biocontrol guidelines
Annex 6. Working session 2: Questions and answers
Annex 7. Manual for mass-rearing Asecodes Hispinarum, a parasitoid of hispine beetle, Brontispa Longissima
Annex 8. International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No. 2: Guidelines for pest risk analysis
Annex 9. International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No. 3: Code of conduct for the import and release of exotic biological control agents