Reproductive Biology

Reproductive Biology

Research in this field is aimed at obtaining regular high yields of good quality fruit. The research is mostly applied and in recent years, the work done by Prof Karen Theron has provided us with a mechanical thinning option for stone fruit that considerably saves time and cost. Prof Theron has also evaluated a very promising chemical stone fruit option that is awaiting registration. In projects funded by Philagro, Prof Theron is continuing the evaluation of plant hormones as environmentally more acceptable chemical thinning agents.           

EXPERTISE:
REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY WORKGROUP

Projects list

Leaf defoliation of Cripps’ Pink and Granny Smith apples in the EGVV – effect on vegetative and reproductive development. (X Siboza, K Theron and D Craven) – see Dormancy [ABSTRACT]