Contact Person: Dr P. SOOKARPosition: Principal Scientific OfficerTel No.: (230) 466 4983Fax: (230) 466 6434E mail: email@example.com
ResourcesThe Entomology Division has its main office situated in Réduit and manages two sub sections namely at Mapou and Flacq under the fruit fly project.
The Entomology Division has its main office situated in Réduit and manages two sub sections namely at Mapou and Flacq under the fruit fly project.
ActivitiesThe Entomology Division offers the following services:
Implementation of fruit fly control for fruit trees in selected areas according to fruit density and fruiting season
Advice on fruit fly control in vegetable crops
Attending to special requests from individuals/organisations for specific pest problems.
Advisory field visits in connection with insect problems are carried out upon request. The main insect pests that are encountered include termites on trees, Batocera borer on mango plants and white fly on ornamentals.
Advice on beekeeping and hive management and supply of queen bees for sale to beekeeper
Promotion of apiculture : training of beekeepers
Registration of Beekeepers
Biological control of coconut rhinoceros beetle
Advice and training on beekeeping and hive management
Identification of insects
Supply of biological control agents
Fruit fly control in vegetable crops
Fruit fly control on fruit trees
Treatment against insect pest problems in Government and Parastatal buildings/yards
Free distribution of fruit fly bait and killer blocks for fruit fly control
Technical advice on control of pests on plants