High power microwave applications can be considered an attractive and eco-compatibile solution for contrasting the diffusion of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, one of the major threats to palm in the Mediterranean area. In this work we present the results of a research activity aimed to obtain by palm dielectric heating temperatures that are lethal for the insect without damaging the plant tissues. Laboratory and semifield tests showed an high effectiveness of the techniques.

Experimental Results on the Effectiveness of Microwave Treatment of Phoenix Canariensis Palm Infested by Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

CAPRIO, EMILIO;
2015

Abstract

High power microwave applications can be considered an attractive and eco-compatibile solution for contrasting the diffusion of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, one of the major threats to palm in the Mediterranean area. In this work we present the results of a research activity aimed to obtain by palm dielectric heating temperatures that are lethal for the insect without damaging the plant tissues. Laboratory and semifield tests showed an high effectiveness of the techniques.
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