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.
Integrated Pest Management Group
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- Monitoring of false codling moth distribution and damage in nectarine orchards. (D Stenekamp and T Asia)
- 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)
- 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)