Phytosanitary

Phytosanitary

The research focus on phytosanitary threats to the industry is critical. The current research projects involve work on false codling moth, oriental fruit fly and a new fumigation method. The research will allow for the effective management of phytosanitary pests and thus allow the industry access to export markets.

Expertise

Integrated Pest Management Group

Projects list

To read more about these projects click on the title where you’ll be directed to the relevant Annual Report.

New Projects
  • Monitoring of false codling moth distribution and damage in nectarine orchards. (D Stenekamp and T Asia)
Current Projects
  • Phytosanitary status of false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) on pears. (M de Villiers)
  • Phytosanitary status of false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) on plum cultivars. (M de Villiers)
  • CATTS and ethyl formate fumigation as post-harvest treatments for stone and pome fruit and associated phytosanitary insect pests. (S Johnson and R Smit) – also Market Access
  • A study on the biological and physiological traits of Bactrocera dorsalis, with special reference to its invasion potential into the Western Cape of South Africa. (P Addison and W Pieterse)
Completed Projects
  • Identification of larval samples in PPECB-inspected stone fruit (False Codling Moth in stone fruit). (S Johnson, C Bazelet and P Addison)
  • Dispersal capacity of Bactrocera dorsalis. (C Weldon, A Manrakhan and L Makumbe)