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FABI celebrates 25 years of excellence

FABI celebrates 25 years of excellence FABI celebrated its 25th anniversary at a symposium hosted at Future Africa on the morning of 17 November. Guest …

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FABIans are joined by RSA and USA colleagues for a final bark beetle microbiome workshop

FABIans are joined by RSA and USA colleagues for a final bark beetle microbiome workshop A group of FABI researchers were recently joined by colleagues …

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A fungal fiesta: Pine needle pathogen isolation jamboree

A fungal fiesta: Pine needle pathogen isolation jamboree From 18 to 20 September, members of the Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) team gathered for a …

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FABIans attend IUFRO Working Group meeting on Southern Hemisphere plantation health

FABIans attend IUFRO Working Group meeting on Southern Hemisphere plantation health Professors Brett Hurley, Irene Barnes, Bernard Slippers and Dr Michelle Schröder attended the IUFRO …

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Brett Hurley delivers his Inaugural Address

Brett Hurley delivers his Inaugural Address Professor Brett Hurley presented his inaugural address marking his promotion to full Professorship on Tuesday 26 September. He was …

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Moving from young eucalypts to young pine

Moving from young eucalypts to young pine for the National Forest Pest and Pathogen Surveillance strategy

Moving from young eucalypts to young pine for the National Forest Pest and Pathogen Surveillance strategy A team from the Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP), …

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Continuous replanting could impact future

Continuous replanting could impact future productivity in short-rotation forestry

Continuous replanting could impact future productivity in short-rotation forestry The continuous cultivation of the same or related plant species on a particular plot of land …

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EPPI team performs the biggest impact evaluation from field inoculations of the canker pathogen Chrysoporthe austroafricana on different Eucalyptus genotypes

EPPI team performs the biggest impact evaluation from field inoculations of the canker pathogen Chrysoporthe austroafricana on different Eucalyptus genotypes The management of the canker …

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Pines for Pitch canker screening

Pines for Pitch canker screening

Pines for Pitch canker screening Pine pitch canker caused by Fusarium circinatumis one of the more important threats to plantation forestry in South Africa. A …

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Implementing an integrated National Forest Protection Strategy for South Africa

Forestry South Africa has been contracted by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment to implement the National Forestry Sector Research and Development Strategy and …

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FABians visit Vietnam to search for a potential biocontrol agent for PSHB

Since its first report in South Africa in 2017, the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB), Euwallacea fornicatus has resulted in the mortality of thousands of …

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Approaches to Forecasting Damage by Invasive Forest Insects and Pathogens: A Cross-Assessment

Approaches to Forecasting Damage by Invasive Forest Insects and Pathogens: A Cross-Assessment

Authors: Kenneth F Raffa, Eckehard G Brockerhoff, Jean-Claude Grégoire, Richard C Hamelin, Andrew M Liebhold, Alberto Santini, Robert C Venette, Michael J Wingfield BioScience, Volume …

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FABI opening celebrates 25 years of research excellence

FABI opening celebrates 25 years of research excellence

FABI’s official opening, held on 16 January in the University of Pretoria’s Sanlam Auditorium, celebrated the Institute’s 25th anniversary. Welcoming FABIans back from their holidays. …

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Stompie Gonzales makes light work of log splitting

Stompie Gonzales makes light work of log splitting

Elmarie van der Merwe is a second year MSc student working on applying CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tools to control the insect pest Sirex noctilio. This …

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to track Gonipterus sp. n. 2 damage

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to track Gonipterus sp. n. 2 damage

The application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in combination with optical sensors for forestry monitoring is a rapidly developing field that offers new opportunities for …

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Exciting developments in efforts to test a new potential biocontrol agent for Gonipterus sp. n. 2

Exciting developments in efforts to test a new potential biocontrol agent for Gonipterus sp. n. 2

In September this year FABI imported a potential new biological control agent of the Eucalyptus snout beetle, Gonipterus sp. n. 2, currently the most serious …

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PSHB in the media

PSHB in the media

You might have seen the following and similar articles in the news or on social media: Finally: A solution to get rid of the beetle …

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Fieldwork To Understand The Emerging Ceratocystis Threat To Eucalyptus In South Africa

From 17-19 February, some members of the Ceratocystis team, Dr Irene Barnes, and TPCPstudents and Postdocs, Arista Fourie, Dr FeiFei Liu and Granny Hlongwane, went on a field trip to Kwambonambi, KwaZulu-Natal to …

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Professor Fanus Venter Appointed As Deputy-Director Of FABI

Professor Fanus Venter Appointed As Deputy-Director Of FABI

FABI Management is delighted with the appointment of Prof Fanus Venter as the Deputy Director of FABI. The position was created against the backdrop of the size and …

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Multiomics To Analyse The Soil Microbiome

Multiomics To Analyse The Soil Microbiome

Dr Richard Allen White III, a postdoctoral Fellow at Washington State University, visited FABI where he presented a workshop on metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses during the week of 22-26 October. …

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FABI celebrates 20 years of research excellence

FABI celebrates 20 years of research excellence

The Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) at the University of Pretoria (UP) turns 20 in 2018. Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey …

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