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Delegates participating in the International Forestry Students Symposium (IFSS) 2017 visited FABI on Sunday 16 July. The group of approximately 121 students hail from 30 nations from across the globe. The students were welcomed by FABI Director Prof. Wingfield, who spoke about the Institute’s proud history and achievements. They were then shown around FABI’s facilities on the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield Campus followed by a tour of the FABI Biocontrol Facility at the nearby Research Precinct. The students ended their Symposium at FABI, having travelled more than 3,000km through five Provinces. The Symposium closed with an awards ceremony hosted by IUFRO (see news item) at the Uitspan venue. This was attended by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, General Bheki Cele as well as senior members from his Ministry, the South African forestry industry and senior members from the University of Pretoria.

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Wondafrash M, Slippers B, Garnas J, Hurley BP. (2017) Parasitoid assemblage associated with a North American pine weevil in South Africa. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 10.1111/afe.12246
Mostert D, Molina AB, Daniells J, Fourie G, Hermanto C, Chao C-P, Fabregar E, Sinohin VG, Hossain MDS, Masdek N, Visarto P, Rajapakse C, Thanh DT, Thangavelu R, Li C, Yi G, Wei Y, Mostert L, Viljoen A. (2017) The distribution and host range of the banana Fusarium wilt fungus, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense, in Asia. PLoS ONE 12(7):24. 10.1371/journal.pone.0181630
Fraser S, McTaggart AR, Wingfield MJ, Roux J. (2017) Effect of temperature, leaf wetness and the developmental stage of host tissue on infection of Acacia mearnsii by Uromycladium acaciae (Pucciniales). Australasian Plant Pathology 10.1007/s13313-017-0503-2
Jankowiak R, Strzałka B, Bilański P, Linnakoski R, Aas T, Solheim H, Groszek M, De Beer ZW. (2017) Two new Leptographium spp. reveal an emerging complex of hardwood-infecting species in the Ophiostomatales. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 10.1007/s10482-017-0905-8
Ozturk KI, Chettri P, Dupont P-Y, Barnes I, McDougal RL, Moore GG, Sim A, Bradshaw RE. (2017) Evolution of polyketide synthesis in a Dothideomycete forest pathogen. Fungal Genetics and Biology 10.1016/j.fgb.2017.07.001