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‘Choose FSC’ online business tool launched
26 February, 2014
Promoting the FSC to businesses has never been easier. The ‘Choose FSC' project has produced an online tool to showcase the benefits of FSC certified wood and paper for the construction, paper and publishing, retail, and packaging industries. read more
Postponement of the ICFR Occasional Seminar
24 February, 2014
To accommodate our speaker, we have postponed the planned ICFR Occasional Seminar by CSIR's Chris Komakech from Friday 28 February to Friday 28 March read more
ICFR Regional Field Day in Limpopo
18 February, 2014
The first ICFR field day for 2014 promises to be a really excellent one - with a range of interesting and topical talks, so please join us on Tuesday 4 March. read more
25 Years keeping trees healthy
18 February, 2014
The annual meeting of the TPCP will take place during the second week of May.  The meeting will be the 25th of its kind in a row - a remarkable achievement for Forestry in South Africa. read more
11 February, 2014
Theme of "Technologies to support the future of South African forestry", this promises to be an excellent event with some very good presenters and the chance to visit a number of Sappi's research trials at Clan. read more
Of JF Kennedy, potatoes, and how pathogens adapt on new host plants
5 February, 2014
Fungal pathogens are known to sometimes ''jump'' from their host plant to new hosts. This often happens after introductions of the pathogen into new environments, or reversely, the introduction of foreign plant species to the native environment of the pathogen. read more
Assistance in finding Fusarium circinatum on Pines younger than 4 years old
5 February, 2014
A PhD student is planning to do some work on Fusarium circinatum on "young" Pinus species in the field.  We are  looking for sites in the KZN, Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces where F. circinatum has been confirmed on trees between 1 and 3 or 4 years of age.  read more
Cossid moth detected in KwaZulu-Natal
4 February, 2014
The cossid moth, Coryphodema tristis, has recently been detected in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands area where it is infesting Eucalyptus nitens. Native to South Africa, the cossid moth was first detected infesting E. nitens in 2004, but this is the first report of the insect infesting E. nitens outside its previous infestation area in Mpumulanga. read more
Major International Forestry Award to FABI researcher
4 February, 2014
Prof Jolanda Roux (FABI and Dept of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, UP) will receive the IUFRO SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the next IUFRO World Congress to be held in Salt Lake City, USA, later this year. read more