23 February, 2012
Information Regarding Leptocybe
queries regarding information about Leptocybe
invasa and its control, please click on the following link to the
ICFR website http://www.icfr.ukzn.ac.za/icfrdownload/downloadhandler.ashx?id=497
to access the Leptocybe
information sheet that the ICFR and TPCP jointly put out together last year.
With regard to chemical products, several chemical products have been tested
internationally to control L.
invasa in both the nursery and field with varying levels of
success. In South Africa, there are currently no chemical products registered
for use against L. invasa.
The ICFR is conducting research trials to quantify the impact of the gall wasp
on tree growth by obtaining growth and yield data from both susceptible and