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
Insect Behaviour & Ecology
Pipfruit & Winegrape Entomology