Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
School of Biological Sciences
Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology
BSc (Plant Pathology; BSc Hons; MSc PhD(Pret); - Professor
NRF Rating: B2
Telephone number: 012 420 3295
Fax number: 012 420 4588
E-mail address: email@example.com
Integrated disease management
Sustainable insect management
Biocontrol of plant diseases
Enteric viruses & Environmental virology
The morphology and ultrastructure of the epidermis of leaves and fruit
Postharvest technology and food safety
Research articles in refereed specialist journals:
Idris AH, Labuschagne N, Korsten L: 2008. Supression of Phythium ultimum root rot of sorghum by rhizobacterial isolates from Ethiopia and South Africa. Biological Control, 45, pp 72-84.
Sivakumar D, Arrebola E, Korsten L: 2008. Postharvest decay control and quality retention in litchi (cv. McLean's Red) by combined application of modified atmosphere packaging and antimicrobial agents. Crop Protection, 27, pp 1208-1214.
Silimela M, Korsten L: 2008. Evaluation of pre-harvest Bacillus licheniformis sprays to control mango fruit diseases. Crop Protection, 26, pp 1474-1481.
Sivakumar D, Korsten L: 2008. Relating leaf nutrient status to fruit quality attributes in Litchi cv. 'Mauritius'. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 30, pp 1727-1735.
Sivakumar D, Naudé Y, Rohwer ER, Korsten L: 2008. Volatile compounds, quality attributes, mineral composition and pericarp structure of South African litchi export cultivars Mauritius and McLean's Red. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 88 / Mar, pp 1074-1081.
Sivakumar D, Zeeman K, Korsten L: 2008. Effect of a Biocontrol Agent (Bacillis subtilis) and Modified Atmosphere Packaging on Postharvest Decay Control and Quality Retention of Litchi During Storage. Phytoparasitica, 35 (5), pp 507-518.
Sivakumar D, Korsten L: 2008. Litchi quality in the postharvest horticulture chain. Stewart Postharvest Review, 3 (2) / June, pp 1-6.
de Reuck K, Zeeman K, Korsten L: 2008. Postharvest hygiene management in the litchi export chain. Stewart Postharvest Review, 3 (1) / June, pp 1-6.