Maretha Boshoff

Waainek Mass Rearing Facility Manager

Office: Waainek Mass Rearing Facility
Phone: +27 (0)46 603 7176

Nat. Dip. Agric, Lowveld College of Agriculture (1992)
Biological Control of Weeds Short Course, Rhodes University (2008)

Maretha is the Facility Manager of the Waainek Mass Rearing Research Station in Grahamstown. She previously worked as the manager of the Uitenhage Mass Rearing facility, from 2007 - 2014, when it was under the management of the Gamtoos Irrigation Board. In 2015 she moved to Grahamstown to manage the Waainek Mass Rearing facility – which mainly focuses on waterweeds.

At Waainek Maretha manages the entire process of mass rearing and release, from correspondence with landowners who would like biological control agents released on their property, to collection and couriering of insects for release, as well as record keeping of all the all of the releases of biological control agents reared in Waainek which take place in South Africa. She also oversees the management of the staff of the Sisonke program, who help with the mass rearing and collection of insects at Waainek.


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