The IPM research programme deals with a wide variety of crop protection issues. The research is aimed at allowing for the more efficient and sustainable management of pests and diseases. Invasive insects such as oriental fruit fly and other phytosanitary pests have influenced the research programme. Research on false codling moth has yielded significant results as has research on biological control.
- Assessing the threat of the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer beetle (PSHB, Euwallacea whitfordiodendrus) and its symbiotic fungus (Fusarium euwallaceae) to deciduous fruit trees in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. (F Roets and M de Jager)
- Phlyctinus callosus taxonomy and field management. (P Addison and S Hansen)
- Trophic ecology of predaceous mites in apple and pear orchards. (J Terblanche and M Karsten)
- Implementation of biological control options against false codling moth in laboratory and field trials. (P Addison and F du Preez) [Abstract]
- Assessment of management methods against pome fruit mites. (T Platt and P Addison) [Abstract]
- Sequencing the genome and transcriptome of false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta, for pest management. (J Terblanche and M Karsten) [Abstract]
- False codling moth population genetics: gene ﬂow in agricultu ral environments. (J Terblanche, M Karsten and E Huisamen) [Abstract]