Southern African Society for Plant Pathology
Advancing Agriculture in Southern Africa
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The aim of the Society is to promote Plant Pathology in Southern Africa by acting as official mouthpiece of plant pathologists in Southern Africa. The society provides opportunities for plant pathologists to meet and exchange information of mutual scientific interests, coordinating affiliation with related scientific societies in Southern Africa, as well as with corresponding and related foreign societies, gathering and disseminating information on Plant Pathology.

FABIans Honored At The UP Academic Achievers Awards

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE: Congratulations to the recipients of the 2023 UP Academic Academic Achievers Awards! Prof Teresa Coutinho from the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology, Deputy Director of the Centre of Microbial Ecology and Genomics and a member of the management committee of FABI University of Pretoria, won an Exceptional Academic Researchers Award for 2023.

The Awards ceremony also recognises those academics who received NRF ratings in the past year.


2024 SASPP Congress

The University of the Free State is excited to invite you to the 53rd Congress of the Southern African Society of Plant Pathology, from 21-25 January 2024. We will celebrate the Art and Science of Plant Pathology at the beautiful Golden Gate National Park. With this congress we aim to combine cutting edge research with the rustic allure of the eastern Free State to ensure a memorable experience for all delegates.

International Plant Protection Congress

The XX International Plant Protection Congress (IPPCATHENS2024) is going to take place in Athens, Greece from 1-5 July 2024.

IPPCATHENS2024 offers a great opportunity to researchers, academicians and plant protection specialists both from the private sector or governmental services and to relevant organization around the globe to present their data and share information concerning latest issues on Plant Protection and Plant Health. After the covid19 menace we are back ready to meet again in person and to find the way back to top international congresses.

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’.