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 106PPRI News No. 106 - October - December 2015
* Approval granted for the release of Recchia parvula as a biological control agent of Chromolaena odorata in South Africa * Aphid pest arrives on oak trees in South Africa * S.A joins international collaboration on management of Parthenium hysterophorus in East Africa using biological control.


PPRI News No 105PPRI News No. 105 - July - September 2015

* The National Collection of Fungi celebrates its 110th anniversary: Research in progress to control small round-leaved prickly pear * New species of bee described from South Africa: An update on post release evaluation of the biological control of Acacia longifolia and A. pycnantha in South Africa * Scientific meetings: Visits and personnel.


PPRI News No 104PPRI News No. 104 - April - June 2015

* Release of a leaf-mining fly, Pseudonapomyza sp. on yellow bells (Tecoma stans) in South Africa * Promotion of taxonomy as a scarce skill to Green Career Excursion students * Congratulations to Dr Pholoshi A. Maake for obtaining his Doctoral Degree * Workshop and training.


PPRI News No 103PPRI News No. 103 - January - March 2015
* ARC-PPRI scientist receives award: Biosystematics (Red listing of South African Spider Species, new appointments and farewell on biosystematics) * Pesticide science * Plant microbiology * Weed research * Technology transfer.



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