Information Regarding Leptocybe
Following numerous 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 tolerant Eucalyptus hybrid clones.