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PPRI News Plant Protection Research Institute (PPRI) News
The Plant Protection Research Institute (PPRI) is an organisation in the Public Support Services Division of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) . It focuses mainly on weeds, plant diseases, Insect ecology and biological control of invasive species. These newsletters contain a wealth of information on invasive species in South Africa.
PPRI News No 113 – October 2018-March 2019
ARC Training Centre of Excellence for Tuta absoluta, fall armyworm and maize lethal necrosis disease * Biocontrol agent released against Tradescantia fluminensis * Biological control and management of Parthenium weed * National Collection of Insects * How to detect plant pathogenic bacteria * Lady beetle wreaks havoc on invasive yellow-bells *
PPRI News No 112 – April 2018-September 2018
Biocontrol agent released against Mexican sunflower (Tithonia diversifolia) * Diversity of fungal genera * Blueberry bud mite * Sac spiders and spider checklist for the Northern Cape * Soft rot of squash fruits * Reed sweet grass (Glyceria maxima) * Lantana root-feeding flea beetle * Gall rust fungus on stink-bean *