Members of the Grain Research Program (GRP) team including FABI Director Prof. Bernard Slippers embarked on a field trip to the Eastern Cape Province, during the week of 6 February.
Several academics and researchers submitted a letter last week to the Ministers of DALRRD and DHEST asking them to reconsider the new GMO regulations.
Eucalyptus seedlings were harvested five months after being inoculated as part of a joint Sappi-FABI Phytophthora trial.
A tiny egg parasitoid, Anaphes nitens, was released in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands for the control of the eucalypt snout beetle.
Mycological Progress has appointed Dr Bose as one of the section editors.
FABI celebrated love on Valentine’s Day with a fun photo competition and movie night where FABIans could enjoy watching some romantic movies.
FABI researchers have recently been undertaking intensive research to better understand a new and important disease of Kiwi fruit in South Africa.
Members of the Grain Research Program team embarked on a field trip to the Mpumalanga province.
A serendipitous discovery of an interesting fungus on the UP campus ties in with a postdoctoral research project in FABI.
Senior Director: Research, Innovation & Postgraduate Education, Department of Research and Innovation at UP, Dr Carol Nonkwelo was a guest speaker at the FABI Monday Morning Meeting.
FABI welcomed ten new interns to the Institute on 1 February.
The Management Committee of CPHB and TPCP met for two days of intensive discussions prior to being met by all students and staff for a report back session.
FABI celebrated the graduation of nine interns in the FABI Internship in Phytosanitation and Biotechnology programme on 19 January.
Four members of the Macadamia Protection Programme (MPP) in FABI, visited farms in the Mpumalanga province during a three day fieldtrip.
Dr Tanay Bose present a talk on the "mycorrhizal diversity associated with orchids in South Africa" as part of the NGOS's monthly seminar series.
Prof. Dave Berger presented in the genome editing session of the recent Science Forum South Africa 2021, where he gave an overview of current research in the field in South Africa.
The 30th of November marks a momentous day for the NGRP when its founding members from academia, industry and government adopted its constitution and voted in its first Chairperson and two Co-Directors.
The MadMacs finished off the year with two field trips to the KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga Provinces.
FABI postdoctoral researcher, Dr David Read visited a South African Breweries (SAB) hop farm between 16 and 18 November.
SANBI-funded Sentinel Plant Project establishes a PSHB monitoring system at the KZN National Botanical Garden
As part of the Sentinel Plant Project, Dr Mesfin Gossa has, in collaboration with the KZN NBG set up a PSHB monitoring system for the London plane trees.
Congratulations to Ariska van der Nest on becoming the tenth FABIan to complete their PhD in 2021.
FABI ended the year on a high with a hybrid Year End Function on 19 November.
It was a double celebration for Agil Katumanyane when she successfully defended het PhD on 30 November.
On Thursday evening, 11 November, FABI welcomed a new shipment of Gonipterus egg capsules all the way from Australia!
The RGE-FABI Tree Health Programme ended the year with a research update meeting on 30 November.
FABI PhD student Agil Katumanyane received the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award for Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talents.
The Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer Research Network hosted a meeting on 23 November, chaired by FABI’s Dr Trudy Paap.
On 20 October, FABI launched a new project called the TREE House. This initiative aims to create a safe space for all FABIans to discuss social issues and to make FABI a more inclusive place.
Some 40 FABI students and interns working in the TPCP, CPHB and GRP participated in the last tree planting event for 2021.
The final talk for 2021 in the popular FABI International Seminar series was presented by Dr Nicolas Langlade.
FABI hosted a second publication party for the year on Tuesday 16 November.
The “Book Club” has become a regular annual event held during a selected FABI Monday Morning Meeting towards the end of each year.
Postdoctoral research Fellow, Dr Mesfin Gossa visited three botanical gardens in the Western Cape Province as part of the SANBI-funded Sentinel Plant Project.
FABI chaired a national maize cultivar evaluation trial (MCET) lecture on 11 November.
FABI received the good news that Prof. Mike Wingfield, has again been included on the Clarivate Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers (2021/2022), this for the fifth consecutive year.
The Macadamia Protection Programme (MPP) team attended the annual Macadamias South Africa NPC (SAMAC) grower symposium in the Kruger National Park.