Richard founded BioResources Pty Ltd and has been working in the area of biological pest control since the early 1980’s. He has developed a number of commercial biocontrol agents and programs for their use. These include Phytoseiulus persimilis, Trichogramma pretiosum and T. carverae, Trichogramma toideacryptophlebiae (MacTrix), and more recently Anastatus sp wasps targeting fruitspotting bugs. He is now working on Trissolcus basalis for Green Vegetable Bugs as well as inter-row management practices to encourage beneficial insects.
BioResources currently supplies “MacTrix” for macadamia nutborer and Anastatus wasps for fruitspotting bugs and Green Lacewing Adults a generalist predator for orchard and field crops and has a limited quantity of Trissolcus for GVB.
BioResEd Pty Ltd (short for BioResources Research and Education) has emerged out BioResources Pty Ltd which, led by Richard Llewellyn, has not only been a long time supplier of beneficial insects to horticulture but also has provided education about Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
For several years now BioResources has been conducting research, consulting and providing education in the areas of entomology, inter-row management, in-field insectories and cover crops for soil health and conservation. Richard decided now to separate the research into a separate entity, named BioResEd.
Researchers Dr Abigail Makim, Dr Christopher Carr and Dr Alana Govender will move over to BioResEd and continue their research and extension work alongside Richard Llewellyn.
We look forward to providing more and more useful information and assistance in adopting and experimenting with the exciting technologies coming into horticulture that have all sorts of benefits for growers and the environment.