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Insect name Causal agent
Ambrosia beetles Xyleborus spp.
Xyleborinus spp.
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Black pine aphid Cinara cronartii more info
Bronze bug Thaumastocoris peregrinus more info
Brown lappet moth Pachypasa capensis more info
Catamonus weevil Catamonus sp. more info
Cossid moth Coryphodema tristis more info
Cutworms Agrotis spp. more info
Deodar weevil Pissodes nemorensis more info
Eucalyptus tortoise beetle Trachymela tincticollis more info
Eucalyptus gall wasp Leptocybe invasa more info
Eucalyptus longhorn beetle Phorocantha recurva and semipunctata more info
Eucalyptus weevil Gonipterus scutellatus more info
Grasshoppers and crickets Various species more info
Green bronze beetle Colasposoma spp. more info
Grey weevil Ellimenistes laesicollis more info
Lesser wattle chafer Monochelus calcaratus more info
Mediterranean pine engraver beetle Orthotomicus erosus more info
Pine bark beetle Hylastes angustatus more info
Pine brown tail moth Euproctis terminalis more info
Pine emperor moth Imbrasia cytherea more info
Pine looper Cleora herbuloti more info
Pine woolly aphid Pineus boerneri more info
Poplar emperor moth Pseudobunea irius more info
Red gum lerp psyllid Glycaspis brimblecombei more info
Red-haired pine bark beetle Hylurgus ligniperda more info
Sirex woodwasp Sirex noctilio more info
Termites Various species more info
Wattle bagworm Chaliopsis junodi more info
Wattle chafer Hypopholis sommerii more info
Wattle emperor moth Gynanisa maia more info
Wattle mired Lygidolon laevigatum more info
Wattle semi-looper Achaea lienardi more info
Whitegrubs Various species of Scarab beetle larvae more info

New Publications

Marais I, Buitendag C, Duong TA, Crampton BG, Theron J, Kidanemarium D, Berger DK. (2024) Double-stranded RNA uptake for the control of the maize pathogen Cercospora zeina. Plant Pathology Online first:1-11. 10.1111/ppa.13909
van Heerden A, Pham NQ, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Muro Abad JI, Durán A, Wilken PM. (2024) LAMP assay to detect Elsinoë necatrix; an important Eucalyptus shoot and leaf pathogen. Plant Disease 10.1094/PDIS-01-24-0086-RE
Silva GA, Oliveira MES, Rêgo GMS, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Ferreira MA. (2024) Chrysoporthe brasiliensis sp. nov. pathogenic to Melastomataceae in southeast Brazil. Fungal Biology 10.1016/j.funbio.2024.04.001
Fick A, Swart V, Bombarely A, van den Berg N. (2024) Comparative transcriptional analysis of Persea americana MYB, WRKY and AP2/ERF transcription factors following Phytophthora cinnamomi infection. Molecular Plant Pathology 25(4):e13453. 10.1111/mpp.13453 PDF
Van Lill M, Venter SN, Muema EK, Palmer M., Beukes CW, Chan WY, Steenkamp ET. (2024) SeqCode facilitates naming of South African rhizobia left in limbo. Systematics and Applied Microbiology 47(2-3):126504. 10.1016/j.syapm.2024.126504 PDF
Visagie CM, Meyer H, Yilmaz N. (2024) Maize–Fusarium associations and their mycotoxins: Insights from South Africa. Fungal Biology 10.1016/j.funbio.2024.03.009
Elisa P, Allison J, Hurley BP, Slippers B, Fourie G. (2024) Lethal and sublethal effects of insecticides on Bathycoelia distincta (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). African Entomology 32: e16992:1-9. 10.17159/2254-8854/2024/a16992
Pietersen G, Morgan S, Read DA. (2024) First report of Citrus concave gum-associated virus (CCGaV) on apple (Malus spp.) in South Africa. Journal of Plant Pathology 10.1007/s42161-024-01629-9
Dankie VN, Steenkamp ET, De Vos L, Swalarsk-Parry BS, Dewing C, Fru F, Wilken PM, Mchunu NP, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, van der Nest MA. (2024) Growth, pathogenicity and sexual fertility of the African tree pathogen Ceratocystis albifundus. Journal of Plant Pathology :1-11. 10.1007/s42161-024-01634-y
Abkallo HM, Arbuthnot P, Auer TO, Berger DK, Burger J, Chakauya E, Concordet J-P, Diabate A, Di Donato V, Groenewald J-H, Guindo A, Koekemoer LL, Nazare F, Nolan T, Okumu F, Orefuwa E, Paemka L, Prieto-Godino L, Runo S, Sadler M, Tesfaye K, Tripathi L, Wondji C. (2024) Making genome editing a success story in Africa. Nature Biotechnology :1-4. https://rdcu.be/dBJUa