“Date Palm Diseases and Pests”

A New Book Published by KIDPA


Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation publishes a new book entitled

                                                    “Date Palm Diseases and Pests”

 We are keen to translate the leadership’s vision in supporting and developing the date palm cultivation, date production and agricultural innovation sectors, at the local and international levels.( Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mabarak AL Nahayan)

Under the directives of his highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the KIDPA & Agricultural Innovation, the Award’s General Secretariat released a book entitled “Date Palm Diseases and Pests” by Dr. Walid Abdul-Ghani Kaakeh,an expert on Diseases and Agricultural Pests.The book is one among a series of the Award’s scientific publications, through which the General Secretariat was keen to achieve the Award’s objectives for which it was established.As the Award became one of the main sources of information in the field of Date Palm cultivation, production and agricultural innovation, and benefiting from various experiences to improve the agricultural and date palm sector.

Secretary-General of the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation Dr.AbdelOuahhab Zaid highlighted that this book includes scientific and technical information and guidance as well as recommendations that will benefit Date Palm cultivators, especially farmers, plant protection specialists, and Agricultural guides.Doctor Zaid also described that combating date palm diseases and pests is one of the important operations that farms tend to use to maintain the production of date palm trees, due to the damage and losses caused by pests.Therefore, the main goal of combating diseases and pests is to reduce their numbers to a level at which they can’t cause economic damage, in terms of quantity and quality.  Date palm tree pests, which contributed to the success of many different control programs and reduced the damage and dangers of these pests.



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