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Rhodes launches Centre for Biological Control

Rhodes University is launching its Centre for Biological Control in the Department of Zoology and Entomology. The Centre builds on the existing capacity within the institution and facilitates partnerships with other organisations locally, regionally and internationally.

RU Centre for Biological Control, a national asset

Widely regarded as the number one Entomology research unit in the country, the Department of Zoology and Entomology launched its groundbreaking Centre for Biological Control (CBC) on Thursday, 2 November 2017.

RU BCRG releases a new biological control agent on a Pacific island

A biological control agent, eriophyid mite (Colomerus spathodea) was released to control the invasive, African tulip tree (Spathodea campanulata) on Rarotonga which is a small island that forms part of the Cook Islands on the Pacific.

An important release of a biological control agent on Pereskia in KZN

Pereskia (Pereskia aculeata) has been a noticeable problem at Sibudu in the Qwabe area in KwaZulu Natal over the years, although more recently it has gone out of control at the site.