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).
- Pathogen discovery and characterization
- Epidemiology and aetiology
- Disease management
- Plant Breeding for Resistance
Sunday 20 January
Monday 21 January
K2: Translational taxonomic investigations to control diseases caused by Pseudomonas syringae
Department Head, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Starke Ayres Quiz evening – hosted by Wilmarie Kriel
Tuesday 22 January
JE Vanderplank Memorial Address
Evening: Mildenhall Stakes
Wednesday 23 January
K5: Designing and developing integrated disease management solutions to improve crop performance, efficacy, and durability.
SASPP Biennial General Meeting