Research Symposium 2021

Programme:

Day 1 (17 February)

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TIME

SPEAKER

Topic

Video Link / Abstract

08:10

Nicky Taylor
University of Pretoria

How much water do avocado orchards need and what happens if there is not enough water?

08:30

Elize Jooste
ARC-TSC

The mysteries and impact of avocado sunblotch viroid

08:50

Noëlani van den Berg
University of Pretoria

Monitoring and detecting ambrosia beetles in South African avocado orchards despite the Covid 19 crisis

09:10

Dharini Sivakumar
Tshwane University of Technology

Impact of preharvest commercial elicitors on postharvest fruit quality

09:40

Wynand Steyn
University of Pretoria

Quantified packhouse experiences for avocados

10:00

Frans Kruger
Lowveld Postharvest Services

Proposed upgrades to certain preharvest, harvest and postharvest procedures

10:20

Steve Oosthuyse
HortResearch SA

Flower sprays of Uniconazole or Paclobutrazol on tree productivity in Maluma Hass

Day 2 (18February)

TIME

SPEAKER

Topic

Video Link / Abstract

08:00

Danie Lemmer
ExperiCo

Research towards reducing the incidence of lenticel damage of South African ‘Hass’ export fruit

08:20

Adéle McLeod
Stellenbosch University

Investigating the seasonal colonization of Phytophthora cinnamomi in avocado orchards

08:40

Gerhard Nortjé
UNISA

The use of DRIS to determine and evaluate fertilization norms for avocado in South Africa – a progress report

09:00

Adéle McLeod
Stellenbosch University

Evaluating anaerobic disinfestation for managing Rosellinia on avocado

09:30

Vicky Truter
North West University

Evaluation of different IPM strategies for thrips management in avocado orchards in South Africa

09:50

Wilna Stones
Westfalia Technology Services

Going back to our roots – the next generation

10:10

Tertia Grové
ARC-TSC

Moths and fruit flies on avocado