Applied Entomology Group

The Applied Entomology Group develops innovative and environmentally acceptable ways to control insect pests either directly on the crop or postharvest.  This typically involves integrating a range of tactics - such as biological control, cultural control, host plant resistance, chemical attractants (pheromones/kairomones), mating disruption, judicious use of insecticides and disinfestation technologies - into an integrated pest management (IPM) or integrated crop management (ICM) system. 

Our researchers are based across seven sites – Auckland, Te Puke, Hawke’s Bay, Palmerston North, Motueka, Clyde and Lincoln.

Science Group Leader: Libby Burgess

Teams
Disinfestation
Insect Science
Insect Behaviour & Ecology
Kiwifruit Entomology
Pipfruit & Winegrape Entomology

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