Flora Asibe, a PhD student from IITA, Nigeria completed a TechWomen fellowship at FABI.
On 9 May the National Grain Research Programme hosted its first research day at the University of Pretoria’s Future Africa campus.
FABI shone at the recent South African Society for Bioinformatics and the South African Genetics Society's first joint hybrid conference.
On 21 April, the FABI TREE House welcomed special guests Up&Out for its last session.
Plant virologist Dr Svetlana Folimonova was this month's guest speaker in the popular FABI International Seminar Series
PhD candidate Elisa Pal from the MaPP conducted a field trial using traps baited with stink bug pheremones - the first time this has been done in SA.
FABI Founding Director, Prof. Mike Wingfield was awarded an Honorary DSc degree from the University of the Free State during their April graduation ceremony.
FABI and the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Pretoria hosted a delegation of academics from the Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN).
The Remote Sensing of Plant Health Satellite Lab in FABI has established an innovative project using UAVs to detect and monitor the Eucalyptus snout beetle.
FABI’s traditional monthly Tea party returned on 20 April after a 26-month COVID-induced hiatus.
Four members of the Macadamia Protection Programme in FABI, visited Nseleni nursery in Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal during a three day fieldtrip.
Two GRP extension teams visited the Eastern Cape and Free State Provinces during February and March to collect samples for numerous research projects.
Professor Cobus Visagie recently visited Prof. Naresh Magan and Dr Angel Medina-Vaya at the Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute.
This month’s SASSB Webinar on 7 April had as the keynote speaker Prof. Jonah Chioniere of the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand.
During an after-school walk, Luna Visagie (4,5 years old), daughter of FABIans Dr Neriman Yilmaz and Prof. Cobus Visagie, spotted an impressive bracket fungus growing from the stem of a large Karee tree.
The guest presenter at the March FABI International Seminar was Dr Jonas Oliva, a researcher in the Department of Crop and Forest Science at the University of Lleida, Spain.
Professors Brenda Wingfield and Mike Wingfield had the opportunity to visit Hexagon Bio situated in the Menlo Parks Labs campus south of San Francisco.
Earlier this month, a wonderful team of FABIans helped inoculate around 1200 pine trees with Fusarium circinatum as part of a research trial for Sappi.
A number of FABI team members attended the 2022 Fusarium Workshop at the Asilomar Conference Centre a day prior to the 31st Fungal Genetics Conference (FGC).
The TPCP diagnostic clinic and field extension team spent the week in the field visiting different field sites and facilities.
A team of seven FABI researchers attended the 31st Fungal Genetics Conference (FGC), held from 15-19 March at the Asilomar Conference Centre, south of San Francisco.
FABIans, and an undergraduate class had the opportunity to gain from the experience of Roedolf Nieuwenhuis of Cropwatch Africa.
A former storeroom at the Biocontrol Centre has been repurposed as office space for students working there.
In February, PhD candidate Elisa Pal joined by her fellow comrades from the Macadamia Protection Programme went on a massive egg hunt.
FABI has partnered with the University of the Sunshine Coast and ICFR to develop a research project to determine the diversity and distribution of wattle pests and pathogens in the Awi Zone of Ethiopia, and investigate potential management options.
Two FABIans have been featured in the BSPP's “Forty Faces of Plant Pathology” that forms part of the Society’s 40th anniversary celebrations.
Three visitors from the Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences presented their research during the FABI MMM of 14 March.
A team of FABIans recently visited various regions in Durban to collect material infested with Euwallacea sp. ambrosia beetles.
Dennis Omondi spent two research visits in the MPPI lab at FABI and Department of Plant and Soil Sciences during his MSc degree as part of a bilateral NRF Kenya-South Africa project on maize foliar diseases.
FABI colleagues, friends and family met on 8 March to honour the exceptional career of Prof. Wilhelm de Beer who will retire from the University of Pretoria at the end of March.
FABI welcomed a group of Czech mycologists are visiting the Institute as part of an international Mycobiomics Project supported by a MSCA-RISE grant.
A team of FABI researchers spent a day considering Proteaceae disease problems north of Pretoria.
Members of the ARP attended SAAGA's 202 symposium where Casey Gill presented on her research work.
Two FABIans were amongst several UP academics honoured for their NRF ratings at a recent UP-hosted gala dinner.
FABI Alumnus Dr Alistair McTaggart of the University of Queensland in Australia started off the year's FABI International Seminar series with a presentation “Rust, sex, magic”.
FABI team members faced the sad reality of having to say goodbye to Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Hiroyuki Suzuki on 21 February, at a farewell function held in his honour at the Future Africa campus.