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Fruit Quality Management

  • Quality and maturity determinations
  • Evaluation of storage potential & development of storage protocols for new cultivars

Storage Technology (development of techniques and storage protocols for fresh produce)

  • Controlled atmosphere (CA)
  • Dynamic controlled atmosphere (DCA)
  • Regular atmosphere (RA)
  • Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP)
  • Evaluation & optimization of new storage technology

Post-harvest disorders

  • Identification
  • Research on environmentally friendly alternatives to chemical control

Post-harvest decay management

  • Research on biological control & environmentally friendly alternatives to chemical control
  • Identification and control of post-harvest pathogens
  • Evaluation of new agricultural remedies on deciduous fruit

POST HARVEST AND AGRO-PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES (PHATs)​​

 

AGRO-PROCESSING: PLANT BIO-ACTIVES GROUP

 

AGRO-PROCESSING: FRUIT

 

WINE CHEMISTRY

 

WINE MICROBIOLOGY

 

WINE CELLAR AND CELLAR TECHNOLOGY

 

Researchers/Project LeadersField of ExpertiseE-mail addressTelephone numberFax number
Ester LotzPost-Harvest Technology: Fresh produceLotze@arc.agric.za+27 (0)21 809 3415+27 (0)21 809 3430
​Anel Botes
Post-Harvest Technology: Fresh produceFraserA@arc.agric.za

​+27 (0)21 809 3132
+27 (0)21 809 3430
Elton WilliamsTechnician: Post-harvest PathologyWilliamse@arc.agric.za+27 (0)21 809 3452+27 (0)21 809 3430