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PestNet currently has five moderators. To the extent possible, PestNet’s moderators ensure that members do not receive irrelevant messages and that all requests for information and advice are answered. Please contact us if you would like further information on PestNet:

Grahame Jackson, Chair
Grahame has worked with national programs, regional and international organisations in the Pacific and Asia, and has special interests in plant pathogens, tissue culture, tropical root crops and plant genetic resources. Currently, in Sydney, Australia. Email:

Wilco Liebregts, Secretary
Wilco has worked on IPM projects in many Pacific Island countries, and is a specialist in biological control and training in the region. Currently, Managing Director, Eco-Consult Pacific, Fiji. Email:

Bob Macfarlane
Bob has worked in entomology and quarantine with national governments, regional programs and research institutions, including the use of new technologies in plant protection in the Pacific and Asia. Currently, National Advisor - Plant Exports, MAF Biosecurity Authority, New Zealand. Email:

Banpot Napompeth
Banpot has worked on the biological control of insect pests and weeds of agricultural importance, and is a Country Coordinator for ASEANET, the South East Asian LOOP of BioNET-INTERNATIONAL. Currently, Advisor, National Biological Control Research Center under the National Council of Thailand and Kasetsart University. Email:

Charles Ssekyewa
Charles has worked with the National Agriculture Research System of Uganda since 1986, serving on national and regional projects as plant pathologist. He is presently with a Chartered University near Kampala, where he has been Dean of Agriculture, and now Director of Research. His interests are integrated pest management of horticultural crops, and environmentally sustainable agricultural systems. Email:

Guy Mathurin
Guy is an entomologist who has worked in crop protection, quarantine and pesticides management for more than 30 years in Saint Lucia and elsewhere. He is presently a consultant working throughout the Caribbean. Email:



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