PSHB Network meets 2021-11-29
The Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer Research Network hosted a meeting on 23 November, chaired by FABI’s Dr Trudy Paap. The Research Network was established in May 2019, in response to the detection of the alien invasive pest, Euwallacea fornicatus (PSHB), in South Africa. The multi-disciplinary Network links researchers from seven universities across the country, with a diverse range of projects spanning topics including monitoring, general biology and management and control being undertaken under the research network umbrella. Project highlights were presented by researchers from multiple institutes, updating members on the latest status of the PSHB invasion in South Africa. These meetings are held at least twice a year to connect all parties and align research efforts aimed at reducing the impact and spread of this beetle.