Horticultural Sciences
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Academic Staff

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​Dr Lyn​n Hoffman

De​​​​p​​artmental Chair


Lecturer: Horticulture Science & Applied Plant Physiology
Research Focus: Ornamentals & ornamental nutrition

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​Prof Karen Theron

Chair in applied Preh​​arvest Horticulture

Lecturer: Horticuture Science
Research Focus: Preharvest (Decidious)

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​Prof Linus Opara

SARCHI in Postharvest Technology

Research Focus: Postharvest Technology

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​Dr Elk​e Crouch

Lecturer: Horticulture Science
Research Focus: Postharvest (Decidious)

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​Dr Elmi L​ö​tze​

Lecturer: Applied Plant Physiology
Research Focus: Fruit Tree Nutrition

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Dr Esme Louw

Lecturer: Horticuture Science
Research Focus: Dormancy​

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Dr Michael Schmeisser

Lecturer: Crop Production & Applied Plant Physiology
Research Focus: Ecophysiology

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​Dr Paul Cronje

Lecturer: Horticulture Science
Research Focus: Postharvest (Citrus)

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Dr ​​​Xolani Siboza

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Dr Ola​ Fawole

Lecturer: Value-added Postharvest Horticulture
Research Focus: Postharvest Physiology and Technology


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​Dr Piete​r Raath

Research Associate: Citrus Research International

Research Focus: Citrus nutrition and irrigation


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​Dr Tarl​​ Berry

​Research focus: Cold Chain



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