The Station conducts pest and disease surveys and management studies to provide diagnostic services for major economic crops in Tainan district. Researchers cooperate with breeding programs to develop resistance tests for various varieties. Studies on integrated pest management (IPM) strategies, using natural enemy, entomogenous fungi on pests managment. Biological control strategies include screening of the entomogenous fungi, Beauveria bassiana, for the control of sweet potato weevil, and developing a trapping device to control coffee berry borer.
Color stick-board and sex pheromone are used
to reduce pest damage
Grafting tomato scion on eggplant root stock can control bacterial and Fusarium wilts
A trapping device to control coffee berry borer
Illeis koebelei feeding on powdery mildew spores and mycelia
Sweet potato weevil infected by entomogenous fungi
Soil steaming to control soil-borne diseases and pests
Melon affected by CCYV virus
Circling tree trunks with newspaper or two layers of cardboard provides a place for Philus antennatus to lay eggs.