18 April, 2013
FABI request for information on location of sites infested with white grubs
We are requesting information on sites infested with white grubs. If you know of sites where you have noticed whitegrubs, or which have a history of whitegrub attack on newly planted trees, please let us know. This can be sites planted with wattle, eucalypts or pine. We wish to collect these
whitegrubs as part of a new PhD project that is investigating the use of EPNs (entomopathogenic nematodes) for the management of whitegrubs in plantation forestry.
Your assistance with this would be greatly appreciated.
Brett Hurley (PhD)
Researcher and Senior Lecturer
Department of Zoology and Entomology
Tree Protection Cooperative Programme (TPCP)
Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI)
University of Pretoria
Phone: +27 12 420 5822
Cell: +27 82 9093211
Fax: +27 12 4203960