The 2015 edition of the annual poster on South African forestry pests and diseases has been released as a supplement to the June issue of the SA Forestry Magazine. The large-format, full colour poster produced by the SA Forestry team contains details of all the major Pests and Diseases threatening commercial plantations in South Africa. The Poster has been compiled and produced in collaboration with experts on these pests and diseases from the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) at the University of Pretoria. It includes info about the biology, geographic distribution, symptoms and management strategy of 11 insect pests and 10 fungal pathogens currently threatening commercial plantations in South Africa. The poster is ideal for sticking up on the wall of forestry offices to help foresters keep their trees healthy.

Copies of the poster can be ordered here.


In addition to the poster, this month's issue of SA Forestry also contains an article (pdf attached) about the recent annual meetings of the Tree Protection Co-operative Program (TPCP) held at the University of Pretoria. More news of Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3, as well as photos of the meetings are on the FABI website.