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Post-harvest manipulation of rind colour in 'Mauritius' litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) fruit.
Litchi fruit are non-climacteric, and are able to endure relatively low storage temperatures compared to other subtropical fruits. Unfortunately however, the litchi rind is relatively thin and lacks a thick, durable ...
Effectiveness of pre- and postharvest silicon and phosphorous acid applications in inhibiting Penicillium digitatum on citrus fruit.
Citrus is, by tonnage, globally the most-produced fruit. Although technological advances have greatly improved storage life and quality of citrus, postharvest decay remains a major problem. Penicillium digitatum (green ...
A comparative study on carbohydrates and antioxidants of indigenous crop black jack (Bidens pilosa L.) and selected commercial vegetable crops.
The adequate consumption of African leafy vegetables has been closely associated with a strong reduction of chronically disease such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The health benefits provided by African ...
A multi-factor study of cabbage production in the Umlaas River valley.
A research and extension programme monitored 59 cabbage crops and many factors associated with cabbage production in the Umlaas River Valley of KwaZulu-Natal, from July 1991 - June 1993. A large data bank was developed, ...
Soilless cultivation of cucumbers and tomatoes under protection in Natal.
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Optimization, validation and application of radioimmunoassays for plant growth substances in avocado (Persea americana Mill.) fruits.
The objective was to develop, optimize and validate radioimmunoassays (RIA) for several plant growth substances (PGS) and then apply the RIA's to determine PGS trends in 'Fuerte' avocado fruits from fruit set to fruit ...
Ecophysiological studies and tree manipulation for maximisation of yield potential in avocado (Persea americana Mill.)
Tree fruit crops generally consist of scion and rootstock components, which through interactive synergism affect tree performance. Coupled with tree architecture, sink/source relationships (both spatial and temporal), ...
Some aspects of water relations on avocado Persea americana (Mill.) tree and fruit physiology.
The effect of long-term irrigation on water relations of 'Fuerte' avocado trees, and the consequences for fruit ripening and physiology, particularly physiological disorders, were studied. Four irrigation regimes were ...
Temperature as a factor in nectarine production in the Western Cape.
Phenological and climatic data were collected from nectarine orchards containing the cultivars Sunlite, Flavortop and Fantasia, growing in six climatically divergent areas in the Western Cape, South Africa. Shoots were ...
Ovule and seed studies in relation to fruit growth in Carica papaya L. cl. honey gold.
No abstract available.