SAAGA Research Symposium 2017

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Elizabeth DannReducing reliance on phosphonates for managing Phytophthora root rot.
Willem SteynDistribution, isolation and diversity of entomopathogenic nematodes from the north-eastern parts of South Africa and their biocontrol potential against the false codling moth,Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae).
Thilivhali Nepfumbada (DAFF)The registration of chemicals in S.A – the process, new chemicals, export country requirements
Ben BothaDevelopment of synthetic pheromones for the control of stink bug.
Gerhard NortjeThe successes of stinkbug research and the Stinkbug Working Group
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 fungal pathogens on avocado trees in South Africa with reference to vector potential of insect pests.
Charlene CoetzeeBacterial dynamics and the prevalence of foodborne pathogens associated with the avocado fruit, Persea americana Mill.
Wayne KirkmanFood waste valorisation for sustainable bio-based products.
Schalk SchoemanInnovations for the control of the coconut bug in avocado.
Mieke DaneelDetermining prochloraz concentrations for different avocado cultivars and establishment of a protocol for prochloraz usage in packhouses
Malcolm DoddIt’s Fresh.
Wiehann SteynOverview of HORTGRO Pome Fruit Research
Mart-Mari BezuidenhoutFinding the best pollinizer for ‘Hass’ avocado and the effect of bees as pollinators.
Frans KrugerUpgrading the ‘Maluma’ avocado export protocol / Improving the late season marketing potential of ‘Lamb Hass’ avocado fruit.
Dharini SivakumarPhoto-selective nettings to improve postharvest fruit quality of Avocados cv. Hass.
Nhlanhla MathabaDetermining the factors that cause de-synchronized of ‘Hass’ avocado fruit skin colour with softening during ripening.
Frans KrugerFurther observations on the factors that influence the ripening of ‘Hass’ avocado fruit / Further observations on the manifestation of certain physiological disorder variants in ‘Hass’ and ‘Maluma’ avocado fruit.
Wilna StonesGrowing Avocados under net – 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 low-density polyethylene impregnated pellets (TO-LDPE-P) in polylactic acid (PLA) sachets in tray packs and exposure of volatiles under pallet covers to control postharvest decay in avocados.
Kobus CoetzeeA study of the movement of Ehtyl Phosphonic acid and Acetyl aluminium in avocado trees as a soil drench.
Samson TesfayCarboxyl methylcellulose (CMC) containing moringa plant extracts as new postharvest organic 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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