Welcome to the Southern African Society for Plant Pathology!
51st SASPP Congress
The SASPP hosted their 51st congress at Club Mykonos, Langebaan, at the end of January 2019.
This five-day conference inlcuded a workshop and keynote addresses from renowned scientists from accross the globe.
Pictured on the right are Professor Mark Laing, president of the SASPP, with local and international attendees, Professor Terri Aveling (University of Pretoria), Professor Lindsey du Toit (University of Washington State University), Mr Bob Hulbert (Partner of Professor du Toit) and Professor Carolee Bull (Pennsylvania State University).
The UN General Assembly proclaimed 2020 as a year to recognize and protect plant health.
The year is expected to increase awareness among the public and policy makers of the importance of healthy plants and the necessity to protect them in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.