|Josep Jacas, full professor of Plant Production at Jaume I University remains while the devouring action of the red palm weevil. The researcher, who has spent years studying this pest and whose team is currently collaborating on a joint project of the UE, the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of Cordoba, prefers not to be an alarmist and warns us that, even though there is still a lot left to do, there are already some cases in which eradication has been effective. One can still be optimistic.
What is your diagnosis of the “red plague”? Is everything as black as it seems?
Public administration has been highly criticised for taking too long to react. What are the mistakes that have led to this situation?
Many pest control remedies are being studied . Which one is the most effective?
Paint against the weevil?
José Vicente Bernabeu Pardo. Student of Journalism at the University of Valencia.
|«The pest is unknown, maybe there has not been a proper coverage because people usually react when the palm tree is already lost»|