TPCP Field Extention 

Prof. Brett Hurley co-ordinates all field work and site visits by team members of the TPCP. Should you want members of our team to visit your area for an assessment of possible pest and disease problems, please contact him.

Email: brett . hurley @fabi.up.ac.za (please remove gaps)

Tel: 012 420 3938/5822 

Manager TPCP Diagnostic Clinic: Mr Darryl Herron

Darryl is the manager of the diagnostic clinic and leads the team of people in FABI who assist with the diagnoses of disease related problems. Please contact him before sending samples.

Email: diagnostic . clinic @fabi.up.ac.za (please remove gaps)

Tel: 012 420 3938/5826

Biological control: Prof. Brett Hurley

Prof. Hurley leads the entomological and biological research team in FABI together with Prof. Bernard Slippers. Any requests with regards to insects or biological control can be directed to Prof. Hurley.

Email: brett . hurley @fabi.up.ac.za (please remove gaps)

Tel: 082 9093211

When sending samples to the diagnostic clinic, please follow the instructions for sample preparation carefully and complete the information sheet providing as much detail as possible about the problem.

If you are unsure of the problem or need advice on collection of samples, please contact Brett or Darryl and discuss the problem before collecting and sending the samples.

 

 

 

New Publications

De Beer ZW. (2018) A tiny beetle and its deadly fungus is threatening South Africa’s trees. The Conversation https://bit.ly/2F0J2Ln
Benndorf R, Guo H, Sommerwerk E, Weigel C, Garcia-Altares M, Martin K, Hu H, Küfner M, De Beer ZW, Poulsen M, Beemelmanns C. (2018) Natural products from Actinobacteria associated with fungus-growing termites. Antibiotics 7(3):83. 10.3390/antibiotics7030083 PDF
Fru FF, Steenkamp ET, Wingfield MJ, Roux J. (2018) High genetic diversity of Fusarium circinatum associated with the first outbreak of pitch canker on Pinus patula in South Africa. Southern Forest: a Journal of Forest Science 10.2989/20702620.2018.1496312
Bose T, Wingfield MJ, Roux J, Vivas M, Burgess TI. (2018) Community composition and distribution of Phytophthora species across adjacent native and non-native forests of South Africa. Fungal Ecology 36:17-25. 10.1016/j.funeco.2018.09.001https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1754504818301740
Nel WJ, Duong TA, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD, Hammerbacher A, De Beer ZW. (2018) Heterothallism revealed in the root rot fungi Berkeleyomyces basicola and B. rouxiae. Fungal Biology 10.1016/j.funbio.2018.08.006