The three-week long NSA-funded Bioinvasions workshop hosted by FABI ended with a symposium and a farewell at the year end function.
A potential new biocontrol agent recently imported by FABI shows promising results for the control of Gonipterus sp. n. 2
Mike Wingfield included on the Clarivate Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers for the sixth consecutive year
FABI was delighted to hear that Prof. Mike Wingfield has been included on the Clarivate Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers for the sixth consecutive year.
A new new automatic log splitter affectionately named ‘Stompie Gonzales’ is making light work of the back-breaking task of splitting logs.
Professor Dave Berger was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa while Prof. Brenda Wingfield was announced as the 2023 Hershel medal winner.
Professor Diana Six presented a talk "SciArt: what, why, and how" at the FABI Monday Morning Meeting.
Luki-Marie Scheepers was one of 10 students from the University of Pretoria who participated in the annual SAAWK symposium
Niine FABIans were amongst more than 130 UP academics recognised at this year's Academic Achievers' Awards ceremony.
An international group of graduate students underwent training in microscopy techniques for visualizing morphology of ectomycorrhizal and arbuscular mycorrhizal structures in plant roots.
After two years of delay, FABI welcomed a large group of USA graduate students and academics to participate in a USA NSF-funded symposium, focused on fungal biological invasions.
Nine South Africans took part in the 2022 Bark & Ambrosia Beetle Academy held in Gainesville, Florida during late October.
Several FABIans, international collaborators and industry partners were in Lothair, Mpumalanga during October to set up a mating disruption trial of Cossid moth in Eucalyptus nitens plantations.
FABI hosted a special seminar by Dr Brett Summerell, Chief Scientist and Director of Research at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
Three tree breeders from Bioforest, a research branch of the Chilean forestry company Arauco, visited FABI on 28 October.
FABI researchers joined members of SANBI’s Horticultural Enrichment Forum to host a Biosecurity best practice workshop at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.
Two FABI researchers visited kiwi growers from the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces starting a formal research collaboration with the SA Kiwi Grower’s Association.
The Macadamia Protection Programme attended the annual grower symposium organised by SAMAC.
Three artists attended the FABI Monday Morning Meeting on 17 October, specifically to engage with the FABI community regarding their deep interest in the intersections between science and art.
Congratulations to Felipe Balocchi on the successful completion of his PhD!
Members of the EPPI research group recently travelled to KZN to perform in-field inoculation of Fusarium circinatum on 3296 hybrid pines
Members of the GRP travelled to the Eastern Cape to promote the new biosecurity platforms which are being implemented to monitor pests and diseases of agriculture.
FABI hosted a visit by a group of 23 final year BSc in Agriculture (Plant Production and Horticulture) students from the University of Venda.
Three FABIans joined a group of colleagues and friends to celebrate the outstanding research career of world-leading forest pathologist, Prof. Jan Stenlid.
The MaPP team and UP farm workers held a major tree planting session where they planted 320 Macadamia seedlings.
FABIans enthusiastically gathered to take part in this season's seed packing as part of the National Maize Cultivar Evaluation Trials.
Prof. Dave Berger of the MPPI group presented an invited talk at the recent British Society for Plant Pathology Conference in the UK.
The lead Research Plant Pathologist at the Sugarbeet and Potato Research Unit, Dr Melvin Bolton, presented the September FABI International Seminar.
A group of FABI researchers returned from a visit to two forestry institutes in Portugal where they exchanged knowledge of insect biology and insect rearing methods of invasive insect pests of Eucalyptus.
FABIans Dr Neriman Yilmaz, and her MSc student, Jenna-Lee Price, were amongst 110 researchers from around the world who attended the 3rd ASM joint MYTOX-SOUTH Symposium
Congratulations to Proff Brenda and Mike Wingfield who received the outstanding Hartig-Patterson Award at the recent IUFRO Division 7 Forest Health Meeting
Fourteen FABIans attended the recent IUFRO All Division 7 (Tree Health) Meeting in Lisbon where they contributed 38 presentations.
A FABI paper reporting the discovery of cypress canker on a native South African cedar tree is featured on the cover of the current issue of Plant Pathology.
FABI celebrated the capping of five PhD and 14 MSc graduates at the University of Pretoria’s Spring Graduation on 8 September.
The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has published the State of the Forests Report: 2018 South Africa.
Dr Nicky Creux was an invited speaker at the Sclerotinia Discussion that formed part of the Rhizobium Symposium at the CSIR Convention Center.
Congratulations to Lorraine Mhoswa on successfully completing all requirements for her PhD.