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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

Sunday 20 January

Bull
Professional development workshop
 
 
The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Department Head, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Professor of Plant Pathology and Systematic Bacteriology
Director, Penn State Microbiome Center

Monday 21 January

Prof Danie Brink
 
 
Opening Address
 
Stellenbosch University
Dean of the Faculty of AgriSciences
Ethyl M. Doidge Memorial Address
 
Forest Research, UK
Project Leader and Senior Research Scientist
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K1: Resolving the taxonomy of coelomycetes
 
 
Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute
Director
Bull

K2:  Translational taxonomic investigations to control diseases caused by Pseudomonas syringae

 
 
The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Department Head, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology

Professor of Plant Pathology and Systematic Bacteriology
Director, Penn State Microbiome Center

Starke Ayres Quiz evening – hosted by Wilmarie Kriel

Tuesday 22 January

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JE Vanderplank Memorial Address

Global efforts to mitigate the impact of banana Fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense TR4.
 
 
Stellenbosch University
Professor/Departmental Chairperson
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K3:  Quarantine pathogens and certification systems: A potato perspective.
 
 
University of Pretoria
Associate Professor Plant and Soil Sciences
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K4:  The Southern African Citrus Improvement Scheme: balancing biosecurity and commercial citriculture.

 
 
Citrus Research International/Stellenbosch University
Programme leader
 
 
 
 

Evening: Mildenhall Stakes

Wednesday 23 January

 
 
 
 
Corteva™ sponsored session on Disease Management

 
 
 

K5:  Designing and developing integrated disease management solutions to improve crop performance, efficacy, and durability.

 
 
Corteva Agriscience™
Global Technical Portfolio Strategy Leader
Prof Arne Stensvand

 

K6:  Alternative means to control powdery mildews.

 
 
Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research/Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Research Professor
 
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K7: Are cereal rusts still important?

 
 
University of the Free State
Research Fellow
 
Evening:

SASPP Biennial General Meeting

Gala Dinner and Awards Evening (Bouzouki Restaurant)

 

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