Stinkbug damage is worth more than R320 million annually. The good news is that SAMAC is in the process of establishing a macadamia research group at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI). FABI specialises in many fields due to it being a multi-disciplinary institute, such as pathology, microbiology, genetics, entomology and more. They have made breakthrough advances in biological control of insect pests, as well as the detection of insect pheromones. We believe the research output will improve SAMAC’s service to its members.