Monday, March 21, 2011
MALLORCA TODAY - Impact of palm beetle quadruples
The number of palms affected by the red palm beetle ("picudo rojo") went up from 164 in 2009 to 744 in 2010 (figures from the regional agriculture ministry). The centre of the "plague" remains Pollensa, but other parts of the island have also been affected, e.g. Cala D'Or, but not to anything like the same extent as yet.