RESEARCH FOCUS AREAS​ ​ ​

The INSECT ECOLOGY DIVISION focuses on fundamental and applied research on insects and phytophagous mites of importance to sustainable agriculture.


BIOLOGICAL CONTROL of agricultural pests is promoted and actively supported through research on the interactions at three trophic levels, viz. the host plants, pests, and their natural enemies.


The research programme on HONEYBEES aims at the conservation of these ecologically and commercially important insects through the promotion of sustainable beekeeping practices and the study of bee pests and diseases. Our BEEKEEPING DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ensure that all South Africans have access to the rewarding practice of keeping bees. 


Contact:
Research Team Manager: Dr. Roger Price

Email: pricer@arc.agric.za
Campus: Roodeplaat (East), Pretoria



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BENEFICIAL INSECTS
Bee Research
Black Soldier Fly

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BIOLOGICAL CONTROL
Diamondback Moth
Insect Rearing

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MIGRATORY AND EMERGING PESTS


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