Palm weevil conference

Technicians from the gardens department at the Municipality of Silves participated in the International Meeting of Garden Experts, which took place in Valencia, Spain earlier this month.

The problems caused by the palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus), were debated by participants in order to share knowledge and to establish strategies to combat this plague.

The Silves delegates detailed their experience and the techniques that they have been developing to combat this pest to representatives from Spain, Portugal and Greece.