Ms Janine Bisschoff



MSc student

Department

Plant and Soil Sciences
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Primary Supervisor
Jacquie van der Waals

Co Supervisor
Khumbuzile Bophela
Teresa Coutinho

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I am a student in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Pretoria. I have a passion for science and nature, and I am very interested in the interaction of various biological systems.

During my Honour's degree, I tested the effect of a ferrous iron chelate on Pectobacterium brasiliense. Pectobacterium brasilense threatens profitable potato production worldwide, and control of this pathogen is challenging.

In my Master's project, I investigate if reduced sensitivity to ethaboxam and mandipropamid is present in Phytophthora nicotianae isolates from citrus nurseries in South Africa. I also evaluate the efficacy of these new oomycete fungicides to potentially manage Phytophthora root rot in South African citrus nurseries.