The objective of the division is to research into ways of protecting oil palm and coconut from pest and diseases and develop novel technologies for sustainable management of pest and diseases of oil palm and coconut. Below are some of the technologies developed by the division.
Plant Entomology: Development of marketable technologies for the sustainable management of pests of oil palm and coconut. Also, conservation of beneficial insects associated with oil palm and coconut.
Plant pathology: Development of marketable technologies for the sustainable management of diseases of oil palm and coconut.
Nematology: Identifying nematodes associated with oil palm and coconut and their role in diseases incidence and severity in oil palm.
The division collaborates with other divisions within the institute, other CSIR institutes and external organizations and institutions to address pests and disease issues of general interests for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Ganoderma disease infection of oil palm
Insect pest attack
Scientist treating coconut after pest attack
Fogging to control oil palm leaf miner