DNA fingerprinting (comparison of mother culture and off spring)
Soil, water, plant material
Insect, plant disease and nematode diagnostic services
Pesticide analysis, Avocado Sunblotch Viroid (ASBV) indexing
Citrus Improvement Program (including shoot tip grafting,
virus free material etc)
Basic fruit physiology and post-harvest quality management
Optimum storage conditions for fresh produce
Controlled atmosphere storage of fresh produce
(CA evaluation of CA Storage facilities)
Evaluation of post-harvest protocols
Maturity indexing and fruit ripening
Identification and control of physiological
post-harvest disorders of fruit
Evaluation of chemicals for registration
Citrus, tropical and subtropical crops (Production, orchard management, pests and diseases)
Processing technology, production of fruit juices/sun-dried and dehydrated products
Processing of fruit, value-adding on-farm consultation visits
Render a library service to ARC researches and the farming community.
Document delivery – photocopies/scans are provided from our own collection.
Performing information searches.
Current awareness service (Table of Contents) per journal issue. This is done electronically by e-mail where every table of contents of the latest journals is sent to each researcher of the ARC-ITSC.
Professional liaison with suppliers and colleagues.