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    Elmarie Rabie, researcher at the ARC-TSC, is retiring after 40 year service

    Elmarie Rabie started her career with the department of Agriculture as a lecturer in Entomology and Plant Pathology at the Glen Agricultural College in 1982. She continued lecturing Agronomy to the second year students while doing her honors degree in Entomology at the University of the OFS in 1983. She was then appointed as a nematologist on bananas at the then Institute of Citrus and Subtropical Fruit in Nelspruit, with Peter Willers as her supervisor. Three of the subjects of this appointment (bananas, nematodes & Nelspruit) were completely strange/new/unknown to her – never been to Nelspruit, never seen a nematode…

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  • Obituary

    Obituary – Dr Willem Steyn

    Willem Steyn worked for the ARC-Tropical and Subtropical Crops (previously the Department of Agriculture) since 1989 where he started in entomology. And he only got involved in nematology from 2002. He did the short course in Potchefstroom under Alec McDonald…

  • Nematology courses

    Nematology at Stellenbosch University

    At the Department Conservation Ecology and Entomology a third year introductory undergraduate semester course in Nematology is presented, which includes plant and insect nematodes. Emphasis is placed on the morphological characteristics of diagnostic value, which also forms the basis of…


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