Mr Eloff Theron



MSc student

Department

Plant and Soil Sciences
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Primary Supervisor
Jacquie van der Waals

Co Supervisor
Khumbuzile Bophela

As of 2022, I'm in my second year of an MSc in Plant Pathology.

I am working on Phytophthora nicotianae in citrus. My project aims to test the sensitivity of South African isolates of this pathogen to potassium- and -ammonium phosphonate fungicides to establish whether they remain effective agents for the control of Phytophthora diseases in citrus. Furthermore, to investigate the stability of phosphonate resistance in these isolates for resistance management strategies.

My supervisor is Professor J.E. van der Waals and my co-supervisor is Professor T. Coutinho.