Release of biological control for the Eucalyptus bronze bug
On 11th of October Cleruchoides noackae, a biological control agent for the Eucalyptus bronze bug, Thaumastocoris peregrinus, was released simultaneously in
Limpopo, around the Tzaneen area, and in Kwazulu-Natal Midlands, around
Pietermaritzburg and Richmond.
This is an important and
historic milestone for Forestry in South Africa and is a tribute to the
exceptional University-Forest Industry-Government partnership
facilitated through the Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) at
the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI).
Download the PDF document: Cleruchoides noackae
Bernard Slippers (PhD)
Professor, Department of Genetics and
Member of the Global Young Academy and South African Young Academy of Science
and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) | University of
Pretoria | Cnr Lynnwood and University Roads | Hatfield 0083 | Pretoria |