Plant Pathology
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Scientific articles for 2016-2018: (Publications 1921 - 2018)

  1. Beukes, I., Rose, L.J., Van Coller, G.J. & Viljoen, A.  2018.  Disease development and mycotoxin production by the Fusarium graminearum species complex associated with South African maize and wheat.  European Journal of Plant Pathology (Only on-line at the moment).
  2. Kellerman, M., Liebenberg, E., Njombolwana, N., Erasmus, A. & Fourie, P.H.  2018.  Postharvest dip, drench and wax coating application of pyrimethanil on citrus fruit: Residue loading and green mould control.  Crop Protection 103: 115-129.
  3. McLeod, A., Masikane, S.L., Novela, P., Ma, J., Mohale, P., Nyoni, M., Stander, M., Wessels, J.P.B. & Pieterse, P.  2018.  Quantification of root phosphite concentrations for evaluating the potential of foliar phosphonate sprays for the management of avocado root rot.  Crop Protection 103: 87-97.
  4. Moyo, P., Mostert, L., Spies, C.F.J., Damm, U. & Halleen, F.  2018.  Diversity of Diatrypaceae species associated with dieback of grapevines in South Africa, with the description of Eutypa cremea sp. nov.  Plant Disease (in press).
  5. Spies, C.F.J., Moyo, P., Halleen, F. & Mostert, L.  2018.  Phaeoacremonium species diversity on woody hosts in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.  Persoonia 40: 26-62.
  6. Rossouw, C.J., Fourie, P.H., Van Zyl, J.G., Hoffman, J.E. & McLeod, A.  2018.  Rainfastness of mancozeb on apple seedlings determined through deposition quantification of mancozeb residue and a fluorescent pigment.  Crop Protection 106: 93-102.
  7. Aguayo, J., Mostert, D., Fourrier-Jeandel, C., Cerf-Wendling, I., Hostachy, B., Viljoen, A. & Ioos, R.  2017.  Development of a hydrolysis probe-based real-time assay for the detection of tropical strains of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense race 4.  Plos One 12(2): e0171767. Doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0171767: 1-20.
  8. Beukes, I., Rose, L.J., Shephard, G.S., Flett, B.C. & Viljoen, A.  2017.  Mycotoxigenic Fusarium species associated with grain crops in South Africa – A review.  South African Journal of Science 113 (3/4): 1-12.
  9. Carlucci, A., Lops, F., Mostert, L., Halleen, F. & Raimondo, M.L.  2017.  Occurrence fungi causing black foot on young grapevines and nursery rootstock plants in Italy.  Phytopathologia Mediterranea 56 (1): 10-39.
  10. Carstens, E., Linde, C.C., Slabbert, R., Miles, A.K., Donovan, N.J., Li, H., Zhang, K., Dewdney, M.M., Rollins, J.A., Glienke, C., Schutte, G.C., Fourie, P.H. & McLeod, A.  2017.  A global perspective on the population structure and reproductive system of Phyllosticta citricarpaPhytopathology 107: 758-768.
  11. Fan, X.L., Barreto, R.W., Groenewald, J.Z., Bezerra, J.D.P., Pereira, O.L., Cheewangkoon, R., Mostert, L., Tian, C.M. & Crous, P.W.  2017.  Phylogeny and taxonomy of the scab and spot anthracnose fungus Elsinoë (Myriangiales, Dothideomycetes).  Studies in Mycology 87: 1-41.
  12. Fourie, P.H., Schutte, G.C., Carstens, E., Hattingh, V., Paul, I., Magarey, R.D., Gottwald, T.R., Yonow, T. & Kriticos, D.J.  2017.  Scientific critique of the paper: "Climatic distribution of citrus black spot caused by Phyllosticta citricarpa.  A historical analysis of disease spread in South Africa" by Martínez-Minaya et al. (2015).  European Journal of Plant Pathology 148: 497-502.
  13. Guarnaccia, V., Groenewald, J.Z., Li, H., Glienke, C., Carstens, E., Hattingh, V. Fourie, P.H. & Crous, P.W.  2017.  First report of Phyllosticta citricarpa and description of two new species, P. paracapitalensis and P. paracitricarpa, from citrus in Europe.  Studies in Mycology 87: 161-185.
  14. Jensen, T., Beukes, I., Mostert, L. & Coertze, S.  2017.  First report of white rust on Lampranthus sp. caused by Albugo trianthemae in South Africa.  Plant Disease 101 (1): 260.
  15. Kellerman, M., McLeod, A., Beukes, I., Rose, L., Erasmus, A. & Fourie, P.H.  2017.  Classification of imazalil resistance in an international collection of Penicillium digitatum isolates.  Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 39 (2): 133-137.
  16. Koopman, T.A., Meitz-Hopkins, J.C., Bester-van der Merwe, A.E., Tobutt, K.R., Bester, C. & Lennox, C.L.  2017.  Genetic diversity and gene flow of four South African Venturia inaequalis (apple scab) populations.  Phytopathology 107 (4): 455-462.
  17. Mbili, N.C., Opara, U.L., Lennox, C.L. & Vries, F.A.  2017.  Citrus and lemongrass essential oils inhibit Botrytis cinerea on 'Golden Delicious', 'Pink Lady' and 'Granny Smith' apples.  Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection 124: 499-511.
  18. McLeod, A., Masimba, T., Jensen, T., Serfontein, K. & Coertze, S.  2017.  Evaluating spray programs for managing copper resistant Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato populations on tomato in the Limpopo region of South Africa.  Crop Protection 102: 32-42.
  19. Mostert, D., Molina, A.B., Daniells J., Fourie, G., Hermanto, C., Chao, C-P., Fabregar, E., Sinohin, V.G., Masdek, N., Thangavelu, R., Li, C., Yi, G., Mostert, L. & Viljoen, A.  2017.  The distribution and host range of the banana Fusarium wilt fungus, Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense, in Asia.  PLoS One 12 (7): e0181630.
  20. Moyo, P., Mostert, L. & Halleen, F.  2017.  First report of Cryptosphaeria multicontinentalis associated with dieback and canker of poplar in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.  Plant Disease 101: 1051.
  21. Munhuweyi, K., Caleb, O.J., Lennox, C.L., Van Reenen, A.J. & Opara, U.L.  2017.  In vitro and in vivo antifungal activity of chitosan-essential oils against pomegranate fruit pathogens.  Postharvest Biology and Technology 129: 9-22.
  22. Munhuweyi, K., Lennox, C.L., Meitz-Hopkins, J.C., Caleb, O.J., Sigge, G.O. & Opara, U.L.  2017.  Investigating the effects of crab shell chitosan on fungal mycelial growth and postharvest quality attributes of pomegranate whole fruit and arils.  Scientia Horticulturae 220: 78-89.
  23. Mutawila, C., Stander, C., Halleen, F., Vivier, M.A. & Mostert, L.  2017.  Response of Vitis vinifera cell cultures to Eutypa lata and Trichoderma atroviride culture filtrates: expression of defence-related genes and phenotypes.  Protoplasma 254: 863-879.
  24. Ncube, E., Flett, B.C., Van den Berg, J., Erasmus, A. & Viljoen, A.  2017.  The effect of Busseola fusca infestation, fungal inoculation and mechanical wounding on Fusarium ear rot development and fumonisin production in maize.  Crop Protection 99: 177-183.
  25. Okoth, S., Rose, L.J., Ouko, A., Beukes, I., Sila, H., Mouton, M., Flett, B.C., Makumbi, D. & Viljoen, A.  2017.  Field evaluation of resistance to aflatoxin accumulation in maize inbred lines in Kenya and South Africa.  Journal of Crop Improvement 31 (6): 862-878.
  26. Okoth, S., Rose, L.J., Ouko, A., Netshifhefhe, N.E.I., Sila, H. & Viljoen, A.  2017.  Assessing genotype-by-environment interactions in Aspergillus ear rot and pre-harvest aflatoxin accumulation in maize inbred lines.  Agronomy 7: 1-14.
  27. Rose, L.J., Okoth, S., Beukes, I., Ouko, A., Mouton, M., Flett, B.C., Makumbi, D. & Viljoen, A.  2017.  Determining resistance to Fusarium verticillioides and fumonisin accumulation in African maize inbred lines resistant to Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxins.  Euphytica 213: 93: 1-18.
  28. Venter, E., Lennox, C.L. & Meitz-Hopkins, J.C.  2017.  First report of Cytospora punicae causing post-harvest fruit rot on pomegranate in South Africa.  Plant Disease 101: 631.
  29. Beukes, I., Jensen, T. & Coertze, S.  2016.  First report of Ramularia collo-cygni infecting barley in South Africa.  Journal of Plant Pathology 98 (2): 376.
  30. Brink, J.C., Calitz, F.J. & Fourie, P.H.  2016.  Spray deposition and control of Botrytis cinerea on grape leaves and bunches: Part I (table grapes).  South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture 37 (2): 93-103.
  31. Brink, J.C., Calitz, F.J. & Fourie, P.H.  2016.  Spray deposition and control of Botrytis cinerea on grape leaves and bunches: Part II (wine grapes).  South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture 37 (2): 157-168.
  32. Cloete, M., Fischer, M., Du Plessis, I.L., Mostert, L. & Halleen, F.  2016.  A new species of Phellinus sensu stricto associated with esca on grapevine in South Africa.  Mycological Progress 15: 1-9.
  33. Crous, P.W. et al., Viljoen, A., et al.  2016.  Fungal Planet description sheets: 469-557.  Persoonia 37: 218-403.
  34. Gramaje, D., Baumgartner, K., Halleen, F., Mostert, L., Sosnowski, M.R., Urbez-Torres, J.R. & Armengol, J.  2016.  Letter to the Editor.  Fungal trunk diseases: a problem beyond grapevines?  Plant Pathology 65: 355-356.
  35. Halleen, F. & Fourie, P.H.  2016.  An integrated strategy for the proactive management of grapevine trunk disease pathogen infections in grapevine nurseries.  South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture 37 (2): 104-114.
  36. Karangwa, P., Blomme, G., Beed, F., Niyongere, C. & Viljoen, A.  2016.  The distribution and incidence of banana Fusarium wilt in subsistence farming systems in east and central Africa.  Crop Protection 84: 132-140.
  37. Kellerman, M., Joubert, J., Erasmus, A. & Fourie, P.H.  2016.  The effect of temperature, exposure time and pH on imazalil residue loading and green mould control on citrus through dip application.  Postharvest Biology and Technology 121: 159-164.
  38. Lee, D-H., Roux, J., Wingfield, B.D., Barnes, I., Mostert, L. & Wingfield, M.J.  2016.  The genetic landscape of Ceratocystis albifundus populations in South Africa reveals a recent fungal introduction event.  Fungal Biology 120: 690-700.
  39. Moyo, P., Mostert, L., Bester, M. & Halleen, F.  2016.  Trunk disease fungi associated with Diospyros kaki in South Africa.  Plant Disease 100: 2383-2393.
  40. Munhuweyi, K., Lennox, C.L., Meitz-Hopkins, J.C., Caleb, O.J. & Opara, U.L.  2016.  Major diseases of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.), their causes and management – A review.  Scientia Horticulturae 211: 126-139.
  41. Mutawila, C., Halleen, F. & Mostert, L.  2016.  Optimisation of time of application of Trichoderma biocontrol agents for protection of grapevine pruning wounds.  Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research 22: 279-287.
  42. Mutawila, C., Vinale, F., Halleen, F., Lorito, M. & Mostert, L.  2016.  Isolation, production and in vitro effects of the major secondary metabolite produced by Trichoderma species used for the control of grapevine trunk diseases.  Plant Pathology 65: 104-113.
  43. Rose, L.J., Mouton, M., Buekes, I., Flett, B.C., van der Vyver, C. & Viljoen, A.  2016.  Multi-environment evaluation of maize inbred lines for resistance to Fusarium ear rot and fumonisins.  Plant Disease 100 (10): 2134-2144.
  44. Von Diest, S.G., Meitz-Hopkins, J.C., MacHardy, W.E. & Lennox, C.L.  2016.  The effect of leaf shredding on apple scab in South African orchards.  Plant Disease 100: 2094-2098.
  45. Wessels, B.A., Linde, C.C., Fourie, P.H. & Mostert, L.  2016.  Genetic population structure and fungicide resistance of Botrytis cinerea in pear orchards in the Western Cape of South Africa.  Plant Pathology 65: 1473-1483.