27 Jul 2012

Biological control agent for Leptocybe invasa released

July 25 2012 was an important day for forest protection in South Africa, as it marked the first release of Selitrichodes neseri, the biological control agent for the eucalyptus gall wasp, Leptocybe invasa.


1 Dec 2010

Notorious tree-killing fungus unravelled

Article appeared in the Tukkie 16(3) in December 2010.


1 Dec 2010

A world-class Biocontrol Centre for forest pests at FABI

Article appeared in Wood SA & Timber Times in December 2010.


1 Dec 2010

Fusarium circinatum: The first eukaryotic genome sequenced and annotated in Africa

Article appeared in Wood SA & Timber Times in December 2010.


1 Dec 2010

Pests threatening pine

Article appeared in Wood SA & Timber Times in December 2010.


1 Dec 2010

Forest Phytophthoras - a hidden threat to take a serious note of

Article appeared in Wood SA & Timber Times in December 2010.


1 Dec 2010

Tree Protection Cooperative Programme (TPCP) comes of age

Article appeared in Wood SA & Timber Times in December 2010.


1 Dec 2010

Dealing with new invasive pests of forestry trees: The Leptocybe gall wasp as an example

Article appeared in Wood SA & Timber Times in December 2010.


1 Nov 2010

In pursuit of passion: article on Prof. Bernard Slippers

Article appeared in Science for Society, the ASSAf Newsletter, in November 2010.


25 Feb 2010

Two new fungal species named after UP and FABI

Two new species of fungi, recently discovered by UP staff members from FABI, has been respectively named after the University of Pretoria and FABI.


1 Jul 2000

Armillaria root rot: a new disease of cut-flower proteas in South Africa

Article appeared in SAPPEX News Issue 106 in July 2000.


1 Jun 1997

The great mushroom debate

Can a pile of 300-year-old fungus be called a national monument?


1 Jun 1997

Van Riebeeck's curse' killing off historic oaks in Gardens

A killer fungus which is destroying the oak trees in Cape Town's historic Company's Gardens could have been introduced on citrus trees planted more than 300 years ago by Jan van Riebeeck.


1 Jan 1996

Avenue's oaks threatened by killer disease

After 200 years oak trees may disappear from the Avenue in the Company's Gardens in Cape Town.