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Coconut Leaf Beetle Attacks Aurora
Source: Manila Bulletin

 

BALER, Aurora — The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) has launched pest control measures to stop the recurrence of the coconut leaf beetle which has affected almost all 24 villages in Casiguran and several barangays in Maria Aurora towns. Domingo Frugal, PCA regional manager for Central Luzon, said some 40,000 coconut trees in Casiguran and 12,000 in Ma. Aurora had already been infested with coconut leaf beetle, scientific name Brontispa longgisima (Gestro).  READ MORE ».