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Insect Mass-Rearing Workshop

​​​​​​​​In 2017, the first Insect Mass-Rearing Workshop was hosted by the IPM Initiative, Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University. The workshop was hosted again this year from 10-14 September.

​This workshop was modeled after the International Insect Rearing Workshop (IIRW) held annually at Mississippi State University, which celebrated its 20th session in 2017! The IIRW was founded by Dr. Frank Davis, Dr. John Schneider, and Dr. Norman Leppla who encouraged and supported the South African Insect Mass-Rearing Workshop.​ 

This year we were priveleged to have Peter Ebling, who was also involved in the IIR Workshop, as our international speaker. He was responsible for Insect Production, Quality Control, Quarantine and GLP programs, and activities supporting the commercialization of baculoviruses as pest control agents for Natural Resources Canada​

~ Insect Mass Rearing Workshop ~

10 - 14 September 2018

​Academic organizers

​Prof. Des Conlong, South African Sugarcane Research Institute and Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University​

Dr. Elsje Pieterse, Depa​rtment of Animal Science, Stellenbosch University​

​Logistical coordinator

​Caro Kapp, IPM Initiative, Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University​


Ms. Beverly Ellis – Stellenbosch University

Ms. Denise Gillespie – South African Sugarcane Research Institute

Dr. Justin Hatting – Agricultural Research Council​

Dr. Minette Karsten – Stellenbosch University

Dr. Norman Leppla – University of Florida, USA (Via Skype)

Prof. J.J. Pieterse – Private Consultant

Dr. Marion Javal – Stellenbosch University

Mr. Peter Ebling - Canadian Forestry Service, Natural Resources Canada

Mr. Paul Watson – Riverby Consulting

Mr. Michael Woods – Stellenbosch University​

Mr. Lowell Scarr - Rhodes University

Mr. Nevill Boersma - Xsit

Ms. Leah Bessa - Gourmet Grubb

Workshop Programme
​Workshop Acknowledgements​​​



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