30 Aug 2022

Inaugural Biosecurity Hub Steering Committee meeting held at Future Africa

On 22 July 2022, the inaugural meeting of the Biosecurity Hub Steering Committee hosted by the University of Pretoria’s Innovation Africa @UP was held at the Future Africa Campus.

29 Aug 2022

FABI tree-health sleuths explore the Cederberg

Members of the FABI tree health team and collaborators led by Prof. Mike Wingfield recently visited various sites in South Africa’s Cederberg mountain range.

26 Aug 2022

FABI Alumnus presents the August FABI International Seminar

FABI Alumnus Dr Stephen Taerum presented the August FABI International Seminar on 25 August.

23 Aug 2022

Photoshop course presented in FABI

A group of 20 enthusiastic FABIans gathered on 16-17 August to attend a two-day Photoshop course presented in the Institute.

22 Aug 2022

Publication Party celebrates first publications

The first publications by four FABI students in the TPCP and CPHB was celebrated at a publication Party on 16 August.

19 Aug 2022

FABI through the magnifying glass!

This year the inhabitants of FABI stepped through the magnifying glass to find themselves in the weird and wonderful Wonderland at ther annual SPOOF gathering.

17 Aug 2022

FABIans attend the International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control

From 1-4 August, FABI researchers took part the in 54th Annual meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology.

16 Aug 2022

Workshop presented by leading Population Genomics scientist at SASPP2022

Professor Eva Stukenbrock from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, presented a workshop on Population Genomics at FABI.

15 Aug 2022

FABI hosts the 52nd Congress of the SASSP

FABI hosted the 52nd Congress of the Southern African Society for Plant Pathologists (SASSP) at the Future Africa campus from 1-3 August.

11 Aug 2022

FABI scoops honours at the SASPP Awards ceremony

FABI’s researchers and students excelled at the SASPP awards evening on 3 August.

10 Aug 2022

Bernard Slippers awarded the prestigious Persoon Medal

FABI Director Prof. Bernard Slippers received the prestigious Christiaan Hendrik Persoon Medal, at an awards ceremony of the SASPP.

9 Aug 2022

FABIans attend the XXVI International Congress of Entomology in Helsinki

Three FABIans attended the 26th International Congress of Entomology (ICE) from 17-22 July, in Helsinki, Finland.

8 Aug 2022

FABIans win multiple awards at Invertebrate Pathology meeting

Several FABIans attended the recent virtual 2022 International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control.

5 Aug 2022

AI and crop health monitoring – getting the message to the public

Prof. Dave Berger was interviewed on the topic “Artificial intelligence in crop health monitoring” by PlaasTV / FarmTV, which is a YouTube channel targeted at local farmers.

4 Aug 2022

Sunshine, beetles and fungi

Four FABI researchers went on a field trip to visit two sites in KZN to collect material for various research projects.

28 Jul 2022

FABI Museum inaugurated

The FABI Museum was inaugurated at an informal gathering on 19 July.

27 Jul 2022

The Macadamia team attended the SAMAC Research Networking Day

Members of the Macadamia Protection Programme attended a SAMAC networking day where they presented on their research projects.

25 Jul 2022

FABIans engage with the grain industry about fungicide resistance in maize pathogens

The MPPI research group hosted a visit by the members of the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee (FRAC) South Africa and Grain SA.

20 Jul 2022

GRP team visits the Bayer Crop Science experimental farm

Members of the Grain Research Programme (GRP) visited the Bayer Crop Science experimental farm in Petit, Gauteng.

19 Jul 2022

FABIans commit time to commemorate Mandela Day

FABIans celebrated Mandela Day by giving 67 minutes of their time to contribute in some community service.

18 Jul 2022

FABIan awarded 2022 ISM travel bursary

Jenna-Lee Price, a MSc student in the Applied Mycology Group has been awarded a travel grant from the International Society for Mycotoxicology.

14 Jul 2022

Mike Wingfield receives the prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award for 2021

Professor Mike Wingfield received the prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award for 2021 at a ceremony held on 12 July.

12 Jul 2022

Mmoledi Mphahlele becomes first PhD molecular tree breeder trained through the FMG programme

Congratulations to Mmoledi Mphahlele on successfully completing his PhD and presenting his prestige seminar on 6 July.

8 Jul 2022

The Three microfungi that changed the world

Leading Canadian Mycologist Keith Seifert was the guest presenter at the June FABI International Seminar.

7 Jul 2022

PSHB App training with JCPZ staff

FABI Research Fellow Dr Trudy Paap and Extension Officer Shawn Fell joined JCPZ staff at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens to conduct a training session on PSHB monitoring.

5 Jul 2022

Prof. Cobus Visagie becomes a member of the ICTF

FABI Prof. Cobus Visagie was recently invited to become a member of the ICTF.

4 Jul 2022

Field day at the Serbian Institute for Field And Vegetable Crops

FABIans visited the Serbian Institute for Field And Vegetable Crops in Novi Sad in June.

1 Jul 2022

Beetles, bugs, and Mac trees

Four “Madmacs” from the Macadamia Protection Programme recently visited various macadamia orchards located on the KwaZulu-Natal South coast.

30 Jun 2022

Students attend the 33rd SANSOR Congress

Several FABI students attended the recent 33rd SANSOR Congress in Cape Town.

29 Jun 2022

FABIan nominated to join the board of the International Sunflower Association

FABIan Dr Nicky Creux was nominated as a member of the ISA board at the recent International Sunflower Conference held in Serbia.

28 Jun 2022

Rosellinia necatrix – We are onto you!

Three ARP members recently completed a field trip aimed to collect Rosellinia necatrix samples from avocado orchards in the Mpumalanga province.

28 Jun 2022

FABIan wins runner-up poster award at the International Sunflower Conference in Serbia

FABI PhD student, Phrasia Mapfumo, won the runner-up poster award at the 20th International Sunflower Conference in Serbia

27 Jun 2022

FABI attends the 20th International Sunflower Conference in Serbia

Two FABIans recently attended the 20th International Sunflower Conference in Serbia.

21 Jun 2022

New MoU signed between FABI and Research Institute of Fast Growing Trees in China

FABI celebrated a 17-year partnership with the Chinese Academy of Forestry’s Research Institute of Fast Growing Trees at a virtual signing of a new five-year MoU on 10 June.

20 Jun 2022

Can you sense how I stink?

FABI and CEFIM recently collaborated to test "e-noses" to detect Two-spotted stink bugs, a major pest of Macadamia.

14 Jun 2022

Hooray for a pine needle fungal isolation jamboree!

Recently a few members of the TPCP team, together with Colombian collaborator, Dr Carlos Rodas, engaged in a fungal isolation workshop.