Activity

Topic

Where

When

Presented by

Attended by

Number of attendees 

Workshop

·       Sampling and isolation of Phytophthora

·       Biosecurity and hygiene in gardens

Kirstenbosch and Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens and Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden

October-November 2016

T Paap and J Hulbert

Horticulturalists

40

Workshop

·       Importance of sentinel plants

·       Alien invasive pests and pathogens

·      The importance of biosecurity

·       Best practices in garden maintenance

·       Pesticide applications 

Kirestenbosch, Pretoria and KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Gardens

November 2017

T Paap and C Malumphy

Horticultural students, staff from the gardens, municipality staff, delegates from Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fishery and nurseries.

120

Workshop

·       PSHB identification and management training

Durban Botanical Gardens

September 2018

T Paap

eThekwini Municipality Parks team

15

Seminar

·        An update on Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) and its fungal symbiont in South Africa

PSHB meeting at eThekwini Municipality in Durban

March 2019

T Paap

Stakeholders from Durban Botanical Gardens, DAE, Johannesburg City Park, eThekwini Municipality

37

Presentation 

·       PSHB research in South Africa: a highlight on projects coordinated in FABI

PSHB meeting at eThekwini Municipality in Durban

March 2019

T Paap

Stakeholders from Durban Botanical Gardens, DAE, Johannesburg City Park, eThekwini Municipality

Plant health assessment practices in the various botanical gardens

·       Pest and disease monitoring

·       Signs and symptoms of pest attack and disease

·       Sampling strategies

·       Handling samples

·       Biosecurity practices

Various botanical gardens (Durban, Free State, Harold Porter, Kirstenbosch, KwaZulu-Natal, Pretoria and Walter Sisulu)

March to October 2019

MW Gossa and T Paap

Curators, estate managers, horticulturalists, garden practitioners, city park staff, interns 

 

82

Seminar

·       An update on PSHB in South Africa and emerging plant diseases in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

June 2019

T Paap

Estate managers, horticulturalists, garden practitioners and interns at Kirstenbosch

 

26

A plenary  talk

·       Pest and disease management and biosecurity in botanical gardens 

Horticulturalists Enrichment Forum at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

September 2019

T Paap

Horticulturalists from the various gardens

30

Seminar

·       Monitoring tree health in botanical gardens and arboreta and its value

·       Update on PSHB in South Africa

·       Best garden practices that reduce plant health problems 

Seasonal Plant Sale Day in Free Sate National Botanical Garden

October 2019 

MW Gossa

Curator, estate mangers, horticulturalists, garden practitioners and interns

22

Presentation 

·       Plant health project in botanical gardens and arboreta in South Africa

SANBI Interpretation Officers Meeting in Lowveld National Botanical Garden

October 2019

MW Gossa

SANBI Interpretation Officers

15

Presentation

·       An update on PSHB in South Africa

SANBI Interpretation Officers Meeting in Lowveld National Botanical Garden

October 2019

T Paap

SANBI Interpretation Officers

Webinar

·       Plant Health in Botanical Gardens

Virtual (via Zoom)

July 2020

MW Gossa and T Paap

Curator, estate mangers, horticulturalists

11

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Total

398