December 2014 - Vol 97 No 4

Grain and Starch Properties of Waxy and Low-Apparent Amylose Philippine Rices and of NSIC Rc222

Arvin Paul P. Tuaño, Noriaki Aoki, Naoko Fujita, Naoko F. Oitome, Florinia E. Merca, Bienvenido O. Juliano

Detection and Elimination of Four Viruses in Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.)

Jiahui Gu, Shuli Wang, Lina Zheng, Jingmao Wang, Yingmin Lu

Influence of Sonchus oleraceus L. Residue on Soil Properties and Growth of Some Plants

Mahmoud O. Hassan, Nasr H. Gomaa, Gamal M. Fahmy, L. González, Ola Hammouda, Atteya M. Atteya

Influence of Herbicides Applied Alone or Supplemented with Manual Weeding on Weed Growth, Rice Yield and Grain Quality in Direct-Seeded Rice (Oryza sativa L.)

Muhammad Zahid Ihsan, Abdul Khaliq, Amar Matloob, Fathy Saad El-Nakhlawy, Refaat Attalla Abohassan, Ihsanullah Daur, Zubair Aslam1

Non-Destructive Impact Device for Measuring the Flesh Firmness of Peaches

Kubilay Kazim Vursavus, Yesim Benal Yurtlu, Belen Diezma-Iglesias, Lourdes Lleo, Margarita Ruiz-Altisent

Relative Effect of Apparent Amylose Content on the Glycemic Index of Milled and Brown Rice

Trinidad P. Trinidad, Aida C. Mallillin, Rosario S. Sagum, Angelina dR. Felix, Arvin Paul P. Tuaño, Bienvenido O. Juliano


From the article of Wahizatul Afzan Azmi et al. (2014), p. 405–415

The red palm weevil (RPW) [Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)] is an invasive pest of coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L.), one of the most important cultivated crops in Malaysia after oil palm, rubber, paddy and fruits. In a study conducted in a coconut plantation in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia to examine the efficacy of selected food baits and ferrugineol to trap adults of RPW in the field, traps using ferrugineol and pineapple bait captured the highest number of RPW adults. Results of the study may provide important information on the most effective food bait, which is low in cost, less time-consuming and not labor-intensive for the use of small holders in coconut plantations in Malaysia.

{Photograph courtesy of Mohd. Haris Hussain}

Cover Design: Leslie G. Bolaños

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