Articles by Author: M Huysamer

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  1. Rootstock-dependent soil respiration in a citrus orchard

    Rootstock-dependent soil respiration in a citrus orchard

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Soil respiration is a major contributor to the carbon flux in apple orchards, but very little data exist for citrus. Daytime soil respiration, grass respiration, and grass photosynthesis were recorded in a ‘Nules’ clementine (Citrus reticulata Blanco) orchard on ‘Carrizo’...
  2. Exogenously applied ethylene reduces the cold requirement for ripening of pears (<em>Pyrus communis</em> L.) cv. Forelle

    Exogenously applied ethylene reduces the cold requirement for ripening of pears (<em>Pyrus communis</em> L.) cv. Forelle

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    ‘Forelle’ pears harvested at commercial maturity were treated with ethylene at 0, 10 or 100 μl 1−1 for 24 hours at 20°G before being stored at-0.5°Cfor 12 weeks. Periodic sampling of the fruit showed that both ethylene treatments significantly hastened...
  3. Influence of harvest maturity on quality of cold stored <em>Vitis vinifera</em> L. cv. ‘Thompson Seedless’ and ‘Red Globe’ table grapes, with special reference to berry split

    Influence of harvest maturity on quality of cold stored <em>Vitis vinifera</em> L. cv. ‘Thompson Seedless’ and ‘Red Globe’ table grapes, with special reference to berry split

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Effect of harvest maturity on quality of Thompson Seedless' and ‘Red Globe’ table grapes after cold storage at −0.5°C and a subsequent shelf life was investigated. Berry split decreased significantly for grapes harvested at more advanced maturities. By harvesting ‘Thompson...
  4. High-density orchards improve the quality of ‘Songold’ plums from lower, more shaded canopy positions

    High-density orchards improve the quality of ‘Songold’ plums from lower, more shaded canopy positions

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Gel breakdown is a major postharvest problem in ‘Songold’ plums (Prunus salicina Lindl.) that is exacerbated in fruit harvested from lower canopy positions in large trees. Modern high-density orchards with small trees aggressively address this problem through improved light distribution...
  5. A review of the post harvest handling of fruits in South Africa over the past twenty five years

    A review of the post harvest handling of fruits in South Africa over the past twenty five years

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    During the past 25 years there has been a tremendous amount of positive change in the post harvest handling of fruits in South Africa, primarily due to the adoption of many new technologies developed in response to changes in the...