The Plant Health Group’s research focusses on reducing yield losses caused by pests and diseases through application of integrated natural and social science approaches.
Fundamental research to understand complex plant-virus-vector interactions are focussed on providing critical components needed to generate impact through improved and sustainable control measures.
Molecular Virology and Entomology
We aim to develop and disseminate improved diagnostic tools to detect plant pests and pathogens and understand complex plant-virus-vector interactions that will identify sustainable control measures.
Plant Diseases and Vectors
We aim to provide concerted application of natural and social sciences to reduce the losses caused by pests and diseases.