The red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, has spread in recent years worryingly for all Mediterranean countries attacking a large number of palm trees of various species, Phoenix canariensis being the most affected. In Spain, where it was first detected in 1993 in the Granada coast, the pest has rapidly developed its populations throughout southern, eastern and northeastern Spain, being present today in all Mediterranean regions and even in the Canary Islands. The control of this devastating pest is a priority for many government agencies and private companies specializing in gardening and urban trees.

Aware of this problem, the municipality of Almuñécar, Jardinalia Ecologic and Cajamar Caja Rural organize these theoretical and practical seminar to better understand the problem of weevil and programs currently being implemented in the control of this pest days.