Welcome to the Southern African Society for Plant Pathology!

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.
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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).

From left: Professor Terri Aveling, Professor Lindsey du Toit, Professor Mark Laing, Mr Bob Hulbert and Professor Carolee Bull

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.

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