Prof. Michael J Wingfield (Director: FABI, TPCP)

Telephone +27 (12) 420-3938 or 3939
Fax +27 (12) 420-3960

Postal Address

Director of FABI and Mondi Professor of Forest Pathology
University of Pretoria
Private Bag X20
Hatfield, Pretoria

Electronic Mail

Send email to: mike . wingfield (please remove gaps)

Contacting the TPCP/CTHB for diagnostics

Ms. Izette Greyling
izette . greyling (please remove gaps)
012 420 3938/9/3933
As clinic manager Izette should be your first stop in sending samples to FABI. She will provide you with a reference number for your sample and keep you updated with progress. She will also send out a letter with the results of the analyses.

Prof. Jolanda Roux

jolanda . roux (please remove gaps)
082 9093202
Guides Izette in the clinic and manages field extension for the TPCP. If Izette is thus not available, you can talk to Jolanda. Jolanda will also most likely be the one to do field visits in cases where it is not possible to send samples.

Dr. Brett Hurley

brett . hurley (please remove gaps)
082 9093211
Entomological samples are logged by Izette who then liaises with Brett Hurley and Bernard Slippers
for identification and report writing.

We will respond to the receipt of samples (preferably by e-mail), but please always check that samples have been received. These are sometimes lost during dispatch.

When submitting samples, please include your contact information and as much detail as possible about the problem you are encountering (see information brochure).

If you are unsure of the problem being encountered or need advice on collection of samples, please phone Izette, Jolanda or Brett and discuss the problem before collecting and sending the samples.

New Publications

Abate BA, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ, Malan AP, Hurley BP. (2018) Diversity of entomopathogenic nematodes and their symbiotic bacteria in South African plantations and indigenous forests. Nematology 10.1163/15685411-00003144
Palmer M, Steenkamp ET, Coetzee MPA, Blom J, Venter SN. (2018) Genome-based characterization of biological processes that differentiate closely related bacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:113. 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00113 PDF
Paap T, de Beer ZW, Migliorini D, Nel W, Wingfield MJ. (2018) The polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) and its fungal symbiont Fusarium euwallaceae: a new invasion in South Africa. Australasian Plant Pathology 10.1007/s13313-018-0545-0 PDF
Van den Berg N, Christie JB, Engelbrecht J, Aveling TAS. (2018) Callose and β-1,3-glucanase inhibit Phytophthora cinnamomi in a resistant avocado rootstock. Plant Pathology 10.1111/ppa.12819
Wilken PM, Steenkamp ET, Van der Nest MA, Wingfield MJ, De Beer ZW, Wingfield BD. (2018) Unexpected placement of the MAT1-1-2 gene in the MAT1-2 idiomorph of Thielaviopsis. Fungal Genetics and Biology 10.1016/j.fgb.2018.01.007