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ISHS Acta Horticulturae 1349

V International Symposium on Pomegranate and Minor Mediterranean Fruits

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Convener   O.A. Fawole 
Editors   O.A. Fawole, L. de Kock 
31 October 2022 
ISBN   978-94-62613-48-5 
ISSN   0567-7572 (print)   2406-6168 (electronic) 
Number of articles   88 
Place   Stellenbosch, South Africa 
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Pomological and chemical diversity in a pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) germplasm collection from Southern European countries (J. Bartual, E. Zuriaga, T. Koka, M.J. Navarro, M. Ortiz, M.L. Badenes)
Technological sequences for multiplication of almond propagation material (C. Gavat, C. Plopa, L. Septar, V.A. Opriță, I. Caplan)
Haplotype-phased genome assembly for Ficus carica breeding (T. Giordani, G. Usai, M. Castellacci, A. Vangelisti, F. Mascagni, M. Ventimiglia, S. Simoni, L. Natali, A. Cavallini)
Comparison of fruit yield, vine growth, and damage from Dione juno in three cloned passion fruit accessions (J.P. Morales-Payan)
The performance of some apricot cultivars from the Mediterranean area in the climatic conditions of southeastern Romania (V.A. Opriță, C. Gavat, I. Caplan, A. Cernatescu)
Breeding and plant improvement of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) (A.I. Özgüven, D. Dönmez, G. Zahid, Ö. Şimşek, Y.A. Kaçar)
Rootstock breeding in pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) (A. Sarkhosh, J.X. Chaparro)
Irrigation strategies affect quality, mineral composition and internal rind browning of ‘Mollar de Elche’ pomegranate fruits (J. Bartual, M.J. Navarro, M.B. Pérez-Gago, M. Ortiz, L. Palou)
Anatomical characteristics of the buds of different pomegranate cultivars (G. Ferrara, A. Mazzeo, S. Squeo, R. Terzano, C. Porfido)
Effects of foliar melatonin application on the flowering and fruit set of pomegranate (Punica granatum L. ‘Wonderful’) (S. Usanmaz, M.A. Aşkın, İ. Kahramanoğlu)
Determination of optimal maturity indices for selected South African golden kiwifruit cultivars (N. Mahlaba, S.Z. Tesfay, M. Dodd, L.S. Magwaza, A. Mditshwa, N.Z. Ngobese, F. Kruger)
Pomegranate definitions and research methodologies: importance of using correct and unified terminology (P. Melgarejo, D. Núñez-Gómez, P. Melgarejo-Sánchez, J.J. Martínez-Nicolás, P. Legua)
Relationship between photosynthetic efficiency and maturity of ‘Lamb Hass’ avocado fruit (S. Mwelase, A. Mditshwa, L.S. Magwaza, S.Z. Tesfay, J. Mashilo)
Relationship of on-tree fruit colour change to maturity and postharvest behaviour of ‘Lamb-Hass’ avocado fruit (S. Mwelase, A. Mditshwa, L.S. Magwaza, S.Z. Tesfay)
Photo-selective plastic nets in pomegranate orchards (S. Crescenzi, M. Zucchini, V. Giorgi, G. Vaccaro, D. Neri)
Specific orchard design and rollout recommendations to mitigate the likelihood of pomegranate dieback in Australia (O.F. Rad, M.R. Vazifeshenas)
Investigation into pomegranate dieback in Australia (O.F. Rad, M.R. Vazifeshenas)
Role of tree elicitor treatment on crop yield and pomegranate fruit quality parameters and bioactive compounds (M. Serrano, D. Valero)
Occurrence, population fluctuations and management of root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid and White) Chitwood in pomegranate orchards in Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), India (H. Awasthi, M. Singh, P. Thakur)
Incidence and population dynamics of insect pests infesting pomegranate orchards in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India (H. Awasthi, M. Singh, P. Thakur)
Postharvest management of decay on tomatoes using sulphur dioxide sheets (C.K. Daniel-Swartland, J.C. Meitz-Hopkins, F.A. Vries, C.L. Lennox)
In vitro screening of biological control agents on Lasiodiplodia theobromae of mango (N.C. Kombora, N.C. Mbili)
Postharvest pathology, a review of challenges and opportunities in the South African fruit industry (C.L. Lennox, J.C. Meitz-Hopkins, E. Venter)
Antagonistic microorganisms inhibited Botrytis cinerea of tomatoes in vitro and in vivo (N. Malevu, N.C. Mbili, M. Nyoni, L.S. Magwaza)
Postharvest decay of figs (Ficus carica Linnaeus) in the Western Cape of South Africa (F. Flint, E. Venter, J.C. Meitz-Hopkins, C.L. Lennox)
Postharvest decay control of plums using orange oil (N. Njombolwana, J.C. Meitz-Hopkins, S. Monteiro, C.L. Lennox)
Larvicidal effect of three entomopathogenic fungi on the carmine scale of the prickly pear (Y. Ouguas, B. Cherkaoui, A. Bouchtalla, A. Chakhmani, M. Ilham)
The first inventory of Hemipteran Auchenorrhynca insects in the Marrakech-Safi region, Morocco (Y. Ouguas, M. El Oirdi, S. Ait Azrail)
Studies on in vitro effect of biological control agents against Colletotrichum gloeosporioides of papaya (N.M. Sithole, N.C. Mbili)
Improved grey mould management on blueberries using the iLeaf-Botrytis-Blueberry-Model decision support system (M. van der Merwe)
Postharvest pathogens affecting South African pomegranates (E. Venter, J.C. Meitz-Hopkins, C.L. Lennox)
The South African pomegranate value chain: challenges and opportunities (E. Venter, J.C. Meitz-Hopkins, C.L. Lennox, L. Pienaar)
Effect on the physicochemical and lipid quality of alternative fertigation with micronized calcium sulphate in olive cultivation (F. Artés, L. Martínez-Zamora, N. Castillejo, J. Garre, F. Artés-Hernández)
Quantifying the magnitude of postharvest fruit losses: a case study of industry packhouse data in the Western Cape, South Africa (A. Blanckenberg, U.L. Opara, O.A. Fawole)
Effect of polyethylene mulch colour and maturity stage on strawberry phytochemicals and postharvest quality (M.D. Mlaba, H. Fotouo-M, S.Z. Tesfay, A. Odindo, L.S. Magwaza, A. Mditshwa, S. Kurup, S.N. Mokgehle)
Changes in peel surface structures of pomegranate fruit (‘Wonderful’) during storage (R. Lufu, A. Ambaw, U.L. Opara)
Analysing the dynamics of water loss in pomegranate cultivars (‘Acco’, ‘Herskawitz’ and ‘Wonderful’) under prolonged shelf storage (R. Lufu, A. Ambaw, U.L. Opara)
Effects of cold storage temperatures on postharvest quality of South African golden kiwifruit (N. Mahlaba, S.Z. Tesfay, M. Dodd, L.S. Magwaza, A. Mditshwa, N. Z. Ngobese, F. Kruger)
Sugar composition, total phenolic content, and radical scavenging activity of 12 Japanese plum cultivars grown in South Africa: from harvest to shelf life (T. Majoni, O.A. Fawole, U.L. Opara)
Effects of pectinase enzyme and mannoproteins on the quality of guava (Psidium guajava L.) nectar juices (O.J. Caleb, A.S. Manana, F. October, Z.A. Belay, R.R. Mphahlele)
Postharvest quality and consumer preference of four avocado cultivars in Puerto Rico (K.V. Jaramillo-Jimenez, J.P. Morales-Payan, F. Ferwerda-van Reenen, A. Gonzalez-Velez)
Can calcium chloride or ascorbic acid be an effective pretreatment of minimally processed ‘Mauritius’ litchi? (T. Mphahlele, O.J. Caleb, K. Shadung, R.R. Mphahlele)
Combined effects of harvest stages, postharvest treatments, and storage duration on the quality of minimally processed litchi – a preliminary study (Z.V. Nhleko, R.R. Mphahlele, O.J. Caleb, P.T. Mafeo)
Effect of postharvest storage temperature on antioxidants of South African golden kiwifruit (M.K. Nkonyane, S.Z. Tesfay, M. Dodd, L.S. Magwaza, A. Mditshwa, N.Z. Ngobese, F. Kruger)
Pomegranate production and export during the past decade in South Africa and incidence of postharvest losses – a review (I.K. Opara, O.A. Fawole, U.L. Opara)
Effect of impact-bruising and storage on quality physiological changes of Omani pomegranate (P.B. Pathare, M. Al-Dairi, R. Al-Yahyai, A. Al-Mahdouri)
Non-destructive prediction of pomegranate juice quality: near-infrared vs. mid-infrared spectroscopy (E. Arendse, H. Nieuwoudt, O.A. Fawole, U.L. Opara)
The application of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy in discriminating different pomegranate juice extraction methods (E. Arendse, H. Nieuwoudt, O.A. Fawole, U.L. Opara)
Design and fabrication of a portable potentiostat for DNA-based electrochemical detection of Coniella granati in pomegranate (Punica granatum) fruit (N.J.K. Madufor, L. Page, J. Burger, W.J. Perold, U.L. Opara)
Application of Fourier-transform near-infrared spectroscopy (FT-NIRS) combined with chemometrics for evaluation of quality attributes of dried pomegranate arils (E.E. Okere, E. Arendse, I.F. Nturambirwe, H. Nieuwoudt, O.A. Fawole, W.J. Perold, U.L. Opara)
Qualitative and quantitative application of Fourier transform near-infrared (NIR) and attenuated total reflection mid-infrared (MIR) spectroscopy for the evaluation of pomegranate seed oil quality (E.E. Okere, E. Arendse, H. Nieuwoudt, O.A. Fawole, W.J. Perold, U.L. Opara)
Non-destructive detection of bruises in pomegranate fruit by Vis-NIR and SWIR hyperspectral imaging (E.E. Okere, A. Ambaw, W.J. Perold, U.L. Opara)
Packaging of the future: innovations in packaging design and cold chain logistical management (A. Ambaw, M. Mukama, T. Fadiji, U.L. Opara)
Impact and packaging: do they affect fruit quality? (T. Fadiji, A. Ambaw, U.L. Opara)
Effects of different packaging materials on the quality attributes of round’tomato fruits (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) (S.S. Dladla, T.S. Workneh)
Small wind turbine blade optimisation and design using QBlade for integration into a low-cost fresh produce preservation technology (P. Mthethwa, T.S. Workneh, A. Kassim)
Evaluation of logistic alternatives in the fresh fruit refrigerated container (C.L. Nkwocha, A. Ambaw, T. Fadiji, C.J. Coetzee, U.L. Opara)
CFD-based analysis of the cooling capacity of a refrigerated container as a function of produce loading temperature (C.L. Nkwocha, A. Ambaw, T. Fadiji, C.J. Coetzee, U.L. Opara)
Examining the effect of void plugs for airflow distribution using a validated 3D CFD model of a fully packed refrigerated container (N.A. Tiamiyu, T.M. Berry, A. Ambaw, C.J. Coetzee, U.L. Opara)
Evaluating different loading scenarios in a refrigerated container for space utilisation and cooling (N.A. Tiamiyu, T.M. Berry, A. Ambaw, C.J. Coetzee, U.L. Opara)
Characterization and engineering analysis of properties of edible films (S.O. Jama, O.A. Fawole, U.L. Opara, A. Ambaw)
Effect of gum arabic enriched thymol and salicylic acid composite coatings on B. cinerea and M. laxa in harvested plums (‘Angelino’) (N. Jenneker, J.C. Meitz-Hopkins, U.L. Opara, C.L. Lennox, O.A. Fawole)
Effect of gum arabic coating functionalized with thymol and salicylic acid on non-pathogenic quality attributes of plums (‘Angeleno’) during shelf life (O.A. Fawole, N. Jenneker, U.L. Opara)
Black cumin oil-enriched edible coating application improves the storability of fresh loquat fruits (İ. Kahramanoğlu)
Effects of ultrasonic-assisted pretreatments on quality attributes of dried carrot slices (Daucus carota) (Z.P. Mina, T. Kaseke, T. Fadiji, O.A. Fawole)
Chitosan-based melatonin composite coating extended storage life of minimally processed pomegranate aril sacs (S. Mwelase, U.L. Opara, O.A. Fawole)
Selected properties of chitosan-based films incorporated with Bidens pilosa extract for potential applications in food preservation (K.A. Nxumalo, O.A. Fawole)
Storage life extension of raspberry using chitosan composite coating functionalized with Bidens pilosa extract (K.A. Nxumalo, O.A. Fawole)
Gum arabic-zinc oxide composite coating alleviated rind disorders and maintained quality attributes of mandarin (‘Kinnow’) (K.A. Nxumalo, O.A. Fawole)
Effect of zinc oxide nanoparticles concentrations in methylcellulose edible coatings on shelf life of pomegranate aril sacs (‘Wonderful’) (T.I. Selepe, U.L. Opara, O.A. Fawole)
Cellulose nanofibre reinforced methylcellulose/nano zinc oxide edible coatings improved the shelf life of pomegranate aril sacs (T.I. Selepe, U.L. Opara, O.A. Fawole)
Aloe ferox gel-based coating alleviated rind pitting disorder and maintained quality attributes in ‘Kinnow’ mandarin subjected to simulated export and retail conditions (N.A. Setsiba, O.A. Fawole)
Physicochemical attributes of dried pomegranate (Punica granatum) arils as affected by cultivar (A.O. Adetoro, U.L. Opara, O.A. Fawole)
Ellagic acid production by solid-state fermentation (SSF) using pomegranate peels as a substrate: a review (C.N. Aguilar, J.A. Ascacio-Valdés, J.J. Buenrostro, L. Sepúlveda, M.L. Chávez-González, A. Prado-Barragán)
Shelf life of pomegranate juice concentrate as influenced by packaging materials and storage conditions (S.S. Dhumal, A.R. Karale, S.D. Masalkar, R.D. Pawar, U.D. Chavan, S.A. Sarvade)
Changes in physicochemical, microbial, and sensory parameters of pomegranate juice as influenced by packaging materials and storage conditions (S.S. Dhumal, A.R. Karale, R.D. Pawar, U.D. Chavan, S.A. Sarvade)
Recent developments in the value-addition of pomegranate fruit in South Africa: from edible to non-edible fruit parts (O.A. Fawole, U.L. Opara)
Chemical properties of solvent extracted and cold-pressed oil from pretreated pomegranate seed: a comparison study (T. Kaseke, U.L. Opara, O.A. Fawole)
Valorization of passion fruit peel for potential application in food preservation: effect of carriers on quality of encapsulated powders (G.K. Kobo, T. Kaseke, O.A. Fawole)
Effect of blanching pretreatment on the phytochemical properties, and bioactivities of ‘Herskawitz’ pomegranate peel extracts at three different harvest maturities (T.P. Magangana, N.P. Makunga, O.A. Fawole, U.L. Opara)
Characterization of encapsulated organic pomegranate peel extract powder as a potential natural food preservative (N. Makhathini, O.A. Fawole)
Encapsulated polyphenolic-rich raspberry pomace extract has a potential application as a natural food preservative (N. Makhathini, O.A. Fawole)
Effect of pretreatments on the preservation of quality attributes of dried pomegranate arils during simulated retail conditions (F.M. Mokapane, O.A. Fawole, U.L. Opara)
Effects of pretreatments on the enzymatic activity, drying behaviour, and rehydration of dried pomegranate arils (F.M. Mokapane, O.A. Fawole, U.L. Opara)
Effects of gum arabic edible coatings as pretreatments on the quality attributes of dried red raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) whole fruits (V. Morodi, O.A. Fawole)
Application of chitosan-based edible coating enriched with 24-epibrassinolide to maintain quality of late-harvested pomegranate fruit (‘Wonderful’) (S. Mwelase, O.A. Fawole)
Encapsulation and characterization of raspberry juice powder for multiple applications in the food industry (C.T. Nthimole, T. Kaseke, O.A. Fawole)
Easy-going pomegranate: a novel pomegranate product facilitating its consumption (Y. Vinokur, V. Rodov, B. Horev, R. Porat)

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