Book launch - "History of Plant Pathology in South Africa", authored by Teresa A Coutinho & Michael J Wingfield
This book covering the history of Plant Pathology in South Africa and also covering the Southern African Society for Plant Pathology (SASPP) has appropriately been produced during the United Nations 2020 International Year of Plant Health. While it is focused on the history of plant pathology in South Africa, it also captures much of the history of the society that served as a catalyst for the discipline in general.
The NSTF Discussion Forum topics include detecting and controlling plant health problems, research into pests and pathogens, chemicals versus biological control, and the role of breeding and technology for resistance.
Plant health in South Africa – threats to biosecurity, biodiversity and food security
The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) is partnering with Plaas/Farm TV (YouTube broadcaster) to broadcast a series of monthly talks during the year on the topic ‘Plant health in South Africa – threats to biosecurity, biodiversity and food security’.