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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Phasha MM, Wingfield BD, Coetzee MPA, Santana QC, Fourie G, Steenkamp ET. (2017) Architecture and distribution of introns in core genes of four Fusarium species. G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics 7(11):3809-3820. 10.1534/g3.117.300344
Chen SF, Liu QL, Li GQ, Wingfield MJ. (2017) Quambalaria species associated with eucalypt diseases in southern China. Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering 10.15302/J-FASE-2017173 PDF
Nel WJ, Duong TA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, De Beer ZW. (2017) A new genus and species for the globally important, multi-host root pathogen Thielaviopsis basicola. Plant Pathology 10.1111/ppa.12803
Aylward J, Wingfield BD, Dreyer LL, Roets F, Wingfield MJ, Steenkamp ET. (2017) Contrasting carbon metabolism in saprotrophic and pathogenic Microascalean fungi from Protea trees. Fungal Ecology 30:88-100. 10.1016/j.funeco.2017.09.002
Wingfield BD. (2017) South Africa can’t afford to see its universities pitch over the precipice. The Conversation PDF