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Effects of Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C.B. Rob. plant biowaste-derived media on plant growth and development of thyme and rocket.
Enhancing and sustaining agricultural productivity is critical, as soil quality in many parts of the world deteriorates becoming unsuitable for agriculture. Plant bio-waste derived from composted alien invasives could be ...
Physiological and biochemical effect of biostimulants on Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) and Cleome gynandra (L.)
Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) and Cleome gynandra (L.) are neglected plants, often collected from the wild, with dual benefits of nutritional and medicinal values, especially in rural communities. Biostimulants are well-known ...
Investigating the effect of trellising and stem training methods on the horticultural performance of indeterminate tomatoes grown in dome shape tunnels.
Growing of tomato in open field in South Africa is very challenging due to unfavorable environmental conditions, pests and diseases. This has resulted to an increased hydroponic production of tomatoes in protected ...
Rapid monitoring and quantification of unripe banana flour adulteration using visible-near infrared spectroscopy.
A general lack of strict regulations in South Africa to monitor processed foodstuff increases chances of unfair producers and traders to intentionally mislabel and adulterate high valued food products with inferior ...
Avocado seed physiology aspects.
The avocado seeds/seedling is needed as rootstock for other economic trees and loss of tress stand in orchids after establishment is of great commercial loss in avocado orchids around the worldwide and South Africa. The ...
Assessing gaseous ozone and edible coatings as postharvest treatments for mango (mangifera indica L.) fruit.
This research examines the potential of gaseous ozone and edible coatings in preserving postharvest quality and extending the shelf-life of ‘Keitt’ mango fruit. A critical review of the literature focused on the recent ...
Effect of elevated CO2 concentration on growth, development and postharvest characteristics of sweetcorn (Zea mays L. var. saccharata)
Abstract available in PDF.
Evaluating the efficacy of formulations containing hexanal, moringa leaf extracts, and carboxy methylcellulose as postharvest treatments for fresh tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum L.).
Tomato fruit have a relatively short shelf life due to their highly perishable nature. This presents a challenge for long distance transportation of tomatoes. The use of non-refrigerated trucks (used by most commercial ...
Investigating the antifungal efficacy of moringa leaf extracts against Fusarium oxysporum, a causal agent of fusarium dry rot.
Fungal diseases are amongst the most-destructive potato pathogens worldwide. Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is one of the most-common and -widely consumed crops in South Africa (SA). Population growth in SA is continuously ...
Responses of cabbage (brassica oleracea var. capitata), swiss chard (beta vulgaris), and pepper (capsicum annuum) seedlings to growing media pre-enriched with vermicompost.
Seedling production is mainly achieved by using growing media as substrates; most nurseries in South Africa use pine bark and vermiculite in their ‘in-house’ medium. For the growing medium to effectively anchor and yield ...