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

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Human ZR, Crous CJ, Roets F, Venter SN, Wingfield MJ, de Beer ZW. (2017) Biodiversity and ecology of flower-associated actinomycetes in different flowering stages of Protea repens. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 10.1007/s10482-017-0942-3
Wingfield BD. (2017) The peer review system has flaws. But it’s still a barrier to bad science. The Conversation
McTaggart AR, Beasley DR, Wingfield MJ, Wood AR, Pretorius ZA, Drenth A, Shivas RG, Roux J. (2017) A dynamic, web-based resource to identify rust fungi (Pucciniales) in southern Africa. MycoKeys 26:77-83. 10.3897/mycokeys.26.14602
De Maayer P, Aliyu H, Vikram S, Blom J, Duffy B, Cowan DA, Smits THM, Venter SN, Coutinho TA. (2017) Phylogenomic, pan-genomic, pathogenomic and evolutionary genomic insights into the agronomically relevant enterobacteria Pantoea ananatis and Pantoea stewartii. Frontiers in Microbiology 8(1755) 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01755
Jami F, Wingfield MJ, Gryzenhout M, Slippers B. (2017) Diversity of tree-infecting Botryosphaeriales on native and non-native trees in South Africa and Namibia. Australasian Plant Pathology 10.1007/s13313-017-0516-x