SAAGA Research Symposium 2017

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Elizabeth DannReducing reliance on phosphonates for managing Phytophthora root rot.
Willem SteynDistribution, diversity and isolation of entomopathogenic nematodes from the north-eastern parts of South Africa and their biocontrol potential against the false codling moth.
Thilivhali Nepfumbada (DAFF)Registration of Agricultural remedies and Export requirements
Ben BothaDevelopment of synthetic pheromones for the control of stink bug.
Gerhard NortjeThe successes of stinkbug research and the Stinkbug Working Group in the Southern African Avocado and Macadamia industries.
Elizabeth DannThree “other” diseases impacting avocado productivity in Australia.
Valitha HlatshwayoResidue testing of avocado trees treated with phosphorous acid based trunk injections for the control of Phytophthora cinnamomi.
Jolene CoertzenThe dissemination of fungi through insect vectors on avocado trees in South Africa
Charlene CoetzeeBacterial dynamics and the prevalence of foodborne pathogens associated with the avocado fruit Persea americana Mill.
Wayne KirkmanManagement of false codling moth
Schalk SchoemanInnovations for the control of the coconut bug in avocado.
Mieke DaneelDetermining prochloraz concentrations and establishment of a protocol for prochloraz usage in packhouses
Malcolm DoddIt’s Fresh – Ethylene filtration system for extended fruit freshness.
Wiehann SteynOverview of HORTGRO Pome Fruit Research
Mart-Mari BezuidenhoutFinding the best pollinizer for ‘Hass’ avocado and the effect of bees as pollinators.
Frans KrugerFurther observations on: Upgrading the ‘Maluma’ avocado export protocol / Improving the late season marketing potential of ‘Lamb Hass’ and ‘Reed’ avocado fruit.
Dharini SivakumarPhoto-selective nettings to improve postharvest fruit quality of Avocados cv. Hass.
Nhlanhla MathabaComplexities of ‘Hass’ avocado fruit skin colour change during ripening
Frans KrugerFurther observations on: the factors that influence the ripening of South African avocados / The manifestation of different physiological disorders in the ‘Hass’ and ‘Maluma’ cultivars.
Wilna StonesGrowing Avocados under shade nets – Final report.
Andy ZyngaHow to Tap Into The “Global Brain” Through Open Innovation.
Adele McLeodOptimizing Foliar Phosphonate Sprays for the Preventative Management of Phytophthora Root Rot in Avocado.
Tertia GroveThe correction between fruit fly numbers trapped and damage levels in avocado orchards.
Dharini SivakumarUsing plant volatiles in biodegradable sachets and exposure of volatiles under pallet covers to control postharvest decay in avocados.
Kobus CoetzeeA study of the movement of Ethyl Phosphonic acid and Acetyl aluminium in avocado trees as a soil drench.
Samson TesfayCarboxyl Methyl Cellulose (CMC) containing moringa extracts as new postharvest edible coating for Avocado (Persea americana Mill.) fruit.
Zelda van RooyenOnwards and upwards – new rootstocks on the horizon.
Bram SnijderClosing Remarks


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