Contact: Dr Dean Oelofse, Research Team Manager, Tel: +27 (0)12 808 8000

The Crop Protection Division specializes in research on indigenous vegetable food crops, medicinal plants, commercial vegetables and ornamental plants. The Crop Protection Division offers expertise in research, development and technology transfer of related products and services to resource poor and commercial farmers, as well as other agricultural organizations. The major objectives of the division include:

  1. Identification and characterisation of pests and diseases to increase yield and quality of crops

  2. Generate, develop and apply new knowledge, science and technology on pest and disease management to ensure the sustainable use of land and natural resources under agricultural production

  3. Technology transfer and commercialization of research results to enhance the ability of the agricultural sector to manage and mitigate agricultural risks.

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