Landscaping, green waste management reduce rhino beetle in Tumon

BY JOY WHITE

Journal Staff

 

The landscaping and green waste management efforts of businesses have led to a reduction in the coconut rhinoceros beetle population in Tumon.

“I see the trees recovering in Tumon. […]  Yes, you will still see rhino beetles in there, but, because of the large concerted effort, that tells you that the tools are available but it has to be managed at a landscape scale,” said Roland Quitugua, extension agent for the College of Natural and Applied Science’s Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Guam and operations chief for the Guam . . .

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