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08:10  Adelé McLeod,
University of Stellenbosch

08:40  Jurg Bezuidenhout09:00 De Villiers Fourie,
University of Free State

Phosphonate application methods and fruit residue.

 The Phytophthora trail. Fungal pathogens on subtropical fruit in South Africa and dissemination of fungi through biotic and abiotic factors.


09:20 Maritha Schoeman, ARC-TSC

09:40 Lise Korsten, University of Pretoria10:30 Hannes Robbertse, University of Pretoria

Cercospora spot on Avocado – a relook at the epidemiology.

Alternatives to synthetic fungicides to control post-harvest diseases of avocados (New approach) using Thyme oil.Finding the best pollinizer for ‘Hass’ Avocado and the effect of honeybees as pollinators.


10:50 Elize Jooste, ARC-TSC

11:10 Nicky Taylor, University of Pretoria11:50 Danie Lemmer, Tshwane University of Technology

Avocado sunblotch viroid – getting to know the enemy.

Water use of avocado orchardsInfluence of photo-selective shade nettings to improve fruit quality at harvest and during postharvest storage.


12:10 Lise Korsten, University of Pretoria

13:40 Willem Steyn, ARC-TSC14:00 Tertia Grovè, ARC-TSC

Avocado biome and the prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in processing systems.

Endemic entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN’s) for the control of the false codling moth and thrips.Natal fruit fly versus Cape fruit fly


14:20 Ben Botha, Tshwane University of Technology

14:40 Schalk Schoeman, ARC-TSC15:30 Frans Kruger, Lowveld Postharvest Services

Development of synthetic pheromones for the control of stink bug.

IPM of Avocado Pests.Upgrading the export protocols of the Lamb Hass, Muluma and Hass cultivars.


15:50 Danie Lemmer, Tshwane University of Technology

16:10 Jurg Bezuidenhout16:30 Samson Tesfay, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Investigating pre-harvest factors associated with the post-harvest quality of ‘Hass” avocados exported to the UK.

Protocol for commercial avocado ripening for Ripe & Ready programmes.The combined effect of edible coating and ozonated cold storage in Avocado fruit quality.


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