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Post-Harvest Research at the University of KwaZulu-Natal
There are a number of disciplines involved in post-harvest research:
Agricultural Engineering: the focus is to use engineering tools to invent and implement novel engineering solutions to existing problems in the post-harvest environment.
breeding for the control of post-harvest insects and diseases in staple foods of Africa: grains, pulses and tubers
breeding for reduced levels of mycotoxin forming fungi in crops post-harvest
breeding for control of PPD (post-harvest physiological deterioration) of cassava
Plant Pathology: the focus is on the applied biological control of pests and diseases. The research is done with the support of an industry partner so the goal is practical, to develop biocontrol agents that can be manufactured and sold to farmers. We have been involved in the development of a number of successful products that have been commercialised on a global scale.
Registration Fee Remission for postgraduate students undertaking full-time research UKZN gives MSc students 100% registration fee remission in Year 1. Registration fees are due in subsequent years. UKZN gives PhD students 100% registration fee remission in Years 1, 2 and 3. Registration fees are due in subsequent years.