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Determination of optimum irrigation scheduling during ripening of table grapes under intensive irrigation to ensure maximum grape quality and production

PROJECT TITLE:  Determination of optimum irrigation scheduling during ripening of table grapes under intensive irrigation to ensure maximum grape quality and production Project leader:        Philip Myburgh (ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij) Duration:                  1…

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Implementation of biological control options against false codling moth in the field

PROJECT TITLE:    Implementation of biological control options against false codling moth in the field   Project leader:           Pia Addison (Stellenbosch University) Contact:                     pia@sun.ac.za Duration:                    1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021   Problem identification and project objectives: Several biological control…

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Banded fruit weevil taxonomy and field management

PROJECT TITLE:    Banded fruit weevil taxonomy and field management   Project leader:           Pia Addison (Stellenbosch University) Contact:                     pia@sun.ac.za Duration:                    1 October 2019 to 31 December 2021   Problem identification and project objectives: Recent preliminary research, using molecular techniques, has shown…

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Mass culture of entomopathogenic nematodes for small- and large-scale field trials against false codling moth in table grape vineyards

PROJECT TITLE:    Mass culture and formulation of entomopathogenic nematodes for improved field application against key insect pests   Project leader:           Antoinette Malan (Stellenbosch University) Contact:                     apm@sun.ac.za Duration:                    1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022   Problem identification and project objectives:…

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Sequencing of the genome and transcriptome of false codling moth for pest management

PROJECT TITLE:    Sequencing the genome and transcriptome of false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta, for pest management   Project leader:           John Terblanche (Stellenbosch University) Contact:                     jst@sun.ac.za Duration:                    1 January 2018 to 31 December 2021   Problem identification and project objectives:  …

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Determining the effect of netting on water use of table grapes in the Lower Orange River region

PROJECT TITLE:    Determining the effect of netting on water use of table grapes in the Lower Orange River region   Project leader:           Eunice Avenant (Stellenbosch University) Contact:                     avenant@sun.ac.za Duration:                    1 April 2018 to 31 March 2021   Problem identification and…

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False codling moth genetics: gene flow in agricultural environments

PROJECT TITLE:      False codling moth population genetics: gene flow in agricultural environments   Project leader:           John Terblanche (Stellenbosch University) Contact:                     jst@sun.ac.za Duration:                    1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021   Problem identification and project objectives: Previous work on the population…

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Ecology of Lobesia vanillana in wine grape vineyards, with emphasis on management options

PROJECT TITLE:      The ecology of Lobesia vanillana in wine grape vineyards, with emphasis on management options   Project leader:           Pia Addison (Stellenbosch University) Contact:                     pia@sun.ac.za Duration:                    1 November 2016 to 31 December 2021   Problem identification and project objectives:  …

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Detection and identification of viruses in the South African table grape industry

PROJECT TITLE:    Detection and identification of viruses in South African table grapes   Project Leader:         Gerhard Pietersen (University of Stellenbosch) Contact:                     gpietersen@sun.ac.za Duration:                    1 December 2016 to 30 November 2019     Problem identification and project Objectives: In South…

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Bunch rot disease monitoring in table grape vineyards using visual and microscopic identification, weather indicators and molecular technology, ascertain disease development and severity risks of plant pathogens associated with table grape production to develop appropriate decay control

PROJECT TITLE:    Bunch rot disease monitoring in table grape vineyards using visual and microscopic identification, weather indicators and molecular technology, to ascertain disease development and severity risks of plant pathogens associated with table grape production as, to develop appropriate decay…

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