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08:10 Adelé McLeod,
|08:40 Jurg Bezuidenhout||09:00 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 Pretoria||10:30 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 Pretoria||11:50 Danie Lemmer, Tshwane University of Technology|
Avocado sunblotch viroid – getting to know the enemy.
|Water use of avocado orchards||Influence 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-TSC||14:00 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-TSC||15:30 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 Bezuidenhout||16:30 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.|