TPCP Field Extention 

Prof. Brett Hurley co-ordinates all field work and site visits by team members of the TPCP. Should you want members of our team to visit your area for an assessment of possible pest and disease problems, please contact him.

Email: brett . hurley @fabi.up.ac.za (please remove gaps)

Tel: 012 420 3938/5822 

Manager TPCP Diagnostic Clinic: Mr Darryl Herron

Darryl is the manager of the diagnostic clinic and leads the team of people in FABI who assist with the diagnoses of disease related problems. Please contact him before sending samples.

Email: diagnostic . clinic @fabi.up.ac.za (please remove gaps)

Tel: 012 420 3938/5826

Biological control: Prof. Brett Hurley

Prof. Hurley leads the entomological and biological research team in FABI together with Prof. Bernard Slippers. Any requests with regards to insects or biological control can be directed to Prof. Hurley.

Email: brett . hurley @fabi.up.ac.za (please remove gaps)

Tel: 082 9093211

When sending samples to the diagnostic clinic, please follow the instructions for sample preparation carefully and complete the information sheet providing as much detail as possible about the problem.

If you are unsure of the problem or need advice on collection of samples, please contact Brett or Darryl and discuss the problem before collecting and sending the samples.

 

 

 

New Publications

van der Nest MA, Wingfield MJ, McTaggart AR, Van Wyk S, De Vos L, Trollip C, Santana QC, Naidoo K, Dong TA, Wilken PM, Chan W-Y, Palmer M, Soal NA, Roodt D, Steenkamp ET, Wingfield BD. (2019) Genomic analysis of the aggressive tree pathogen Ceratocystis albifundus. Fungal Biology 10.1016/j.funbio.2019.02.002 PDF
Zlatkovic M, Wingfield MJ, Jami F, Slippers B. (2019) Genetic uniformity characterizes the invasive spread of Neofusicoccum parvum and Diplodia sapinea in the Western Balkans. Forest Pathology 49:e12491. 10.1111/efp.12491
Zumaquero A, Martinez-Ferri E, Matas AJ, Reeksting B, Olivier NA, Pliego-Alfaro F, Barcelo A, van den Berg N, Pliego C. (2019) Rosellinia necatrix infection induces differential gene expression between tolerant and susceptible avocado rootstocks. PLoS ONE 14(2):e0212359. 10.1371/journal.pone.0212359
Backer R, Naidoo S, van den Berg N. (2019) The NONEXPRESSOR OF PATHOGENESIS-RELATED GENES 1 (NPR1) and Related Family: Mechanistic Insights in Plant Disease Resistance. Frontiers in Plant Science 10:102. 10.3389/fpls.2019.00102
du Plessis E, Granados GM, Barnes I, Ho WH, Alexander BJR, Roux J, McTaggart AR. (2019) The pandemic strain of Austropuccinia psidii causes myrtle rust in New Zealand and Singapore. Australasian Plant Pathology :1-4. 10.1007/s13313-019-0624-x