Publications

De Beer, Z.C. and Sigawa, A. 2010. Banana (Musa spp.) juice production in South Africa. p.233-238. In: Dubois, T., Hauser, S., Staver, C. and Coyne, D. (eds). Proceedings of International Conference on Banana and Plantain in Africa on Harnessing International Partnerships to Increase Research Impact, Mombasa, Kenya, 2008/10/05-09. Acta Horticulturae 879. ISHS, Leuven, Belgium. http://www.actahort.org/books/879/879_22.htm

Visser, M., Gordon, T., Fourie, G. and Viljoen, A. 2010. Characterisation of South African isolates of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense from Cavendish bananas. South African Journal of Science 106(3/4):44-49. http://www.sajs.co.za/index.php/SAJS/article/view/154/279

De Graaf, J., Govender, P., Schoeman, A.S. and Viljoen, A. 2008. Efficacy of cultural control measures against the banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus (Germar), in South Africa. Journal of Applied Entomology 132(1):36-44. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0418.2007.01252.x

Fourie, H., McDonald, A.H. and De Waele, D. 2006. Host suitability of South African and foreign soybean cultivars to Meloidogyne incognita race 2. South African Journal of Plant and Soil 23(2):133-138. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02571862.2006.10634743

De Graaf, J., Govender, P., Schoeman, A.S. and Viljoen, A. 2005. Efficacy of pseudostem and pheromone seasonal trapping of the banana weevil Cosmopolites sordidus in South Africa. International Journal of Pest Management 51(3):209-218. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0418.2007.01252.x

Meyer, J.B. 2005. Banana streak badnavirus (BSV) in South Africa: incidence, transmission and the development of an antibody based detection system. University of Pretoria, Pretoria. Master’s Dissertation (Microbiology). 168p. http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/submitted/etd-02092007-171659/unrestricted/00dissertation.pdf

Viljoen, A., Kunert, K.J., Kiggundu, A. and Escalant, J. 2004. Biotechnology for sustainable banana and plantain production in Africa: the South African contribution. South African Journal of Botany 70(1):67-74. http://www.ajol.info/index.php/sajb/article/view/20659

Viljoen, A., Surridge, A.K.J. and Crous, P. 2003. Impact of minor Mycosphaerella pathogens on bananas (Musa) in South Africa. p.65-70. In: Jacome, L., Lepoivre, P., Marin, D., Ortiz, R., Romero, R. and Escalant, J. (eds). Proceedings of 2nd International workshop on Mycosphaerella leaf spot diseases, San José, 2002/05/20-23. Mycosphaerella leaf spot diseases of bananas: present status and outlook. INIBAP, Montpellier.

Surridge, A.K.J., Viljoen, A. and Wehner, F.C. 2003. Fungi associated with banana foliage in South Africa. p.99-102. In: Jacome, L., Lepoivre, P., Marin, D., Ortiz, R., Romero, R. and Escalant, J. (eds). Proceedings of 2nd International workshop on Mycosphaerella leaf spot diseases, San José, 2002/05/20-23. Mycosphaerella leaf spot diseases of bananas: present status and outlook . INIBAP, Montpellier.

Daneel, M., Dillen, N., Husselman, J., De Jager, K. and De Waele, D. 2003. Results of a survey on nematodes of Musa in household gardens in South Africa and Swaziland. Infomusa 12(2):8-11.

Visser, M. 2003. Molecular biological studies of the Fusarium wilt pathogen of banana in South Africa. University of Pretoria, Pretoria. PhD (Microbiology and Plant Pathology). 155p.

Viljoen, A. 2002. The status of Fusarium wilt (Panama disease) of banana in South Africa. South African Journal of Science 98(7/8):341-344.

Schoeman, P.S. and Robinson, J.C. 2002. The banana weevil in South Africa. Technical Bulletin DuRoi Laboratory 7:11-12.

Surridge, A.K.J. 2002. Fungi associated with banana leaf diseases in South Africa. University of Pretoria, Pretoria. MSc (Microbiology and Plant Pathology). 137p. http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-06242005-121459/

Robinson, J.C. and Abercrombie, R.A. 2001. Guidelines for optimum potassium fertilization of banana plantations in South Africa. Technical Bulletin DuRoi Laboratory 6:1-3.

Robinson, J.C. 2000. Evaluation of planting dates for tissue culture banana plants in South Africa. Technical Bulletin DuRoi Laboratory 4:6-12.

Eckstein, K., Fraser, C., Husselmann, J. and Hobson, E.M. 2000. The evaluation of promising new banana cultivars and selections in southern Africa. p.191-198. In: Blanke, M. and Pohlan, J. (eds). Proceedings of 2nd ISHS Conference on Fruit Production in the Tropics and Subtropics, Bonn-Rottgen, 1999/06/24-26. Acta Horticulturae 531. http://www.actahort.org/books/531/531_29.htm

Schoeman, P.S., Schoeman, M.H. and Dochez, C. 1999. Novel techniques for the control of the banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus, in South Africa. p.259-264. In: Frison, E.A., Gold, C.S., Karamura, E.B. and Sikora, R.A. (eds). Proceedings of Workshop on banana IPM, Nelspruit, 1998/11/23-28. Mobilizing IPM for sustainable banana production in Africa: Proceedings of a workshop on banana IPM. INIBAP, Montpellier.

Daneel, M., Jager, K. de. and De Beer, Z.C. 1999. IPM for nematodes on bananas in South Africa. p.247-257. In: Frison, E.A., Gold, C.S., Karamura, E.B. and Sikora, R.A. (eds). Proceedings of Workshop on banana IPM, Nelspruit, 1998/11/23-28. Mobilizing IPM for sustainable banana production in Africa: Proceedings of a workshop on banana IPM. INIBAP, Montpellier.

Eckstein, K., Fraser, C. and Joubert, W. 1998. Greenhouse cultivation of bananas in South Africa. p.135-141. In: Galán Saúco, V. (ed.). Proceedings of First International Symposium on Banana in the Subtropics, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, 1997/11/10-14. Acta Horticulturae 490. ISHS, Leuven. http://www.actahort.org/books/490/490_12.htm

Pietersen, G., Staples, M.S., Kasdorf, G.G.F. and Thomas, J.E. 1998. First report of cucumber mosaic cucumovirus subgroup 1 in South Africa, from banana with infectious chlorosis]. Plant Disease 82(10):1171. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS.1998.82.10.1171B

Severn-Ellis, A.A.. 1998. Application of biotechnology for the improvement of banana cultivars in South Africa. p.176. In: Proceedings of International Congress on Plant Tissue and Cell Culture, Jérusalem, 1998/06/14-19. Plant biotechnology and in vitro biology in the 21st century: abstracts. IAPTC, Jérusalem.

Severn-Ellis, A.A. 1997. Banana cultivar improvement in South Africa: An overview of work conducted from 1992 to 1997. p18-24. In: Yearbook 1997 Vol. 2.

Okole, B. 1997. Research and development activities on banana and plantain improvement in EACI/South Africa. Musafrica 11:16.

Pietersen, G., Staples, M.S., Swart, G. and Korsten, L. 1996. Non-confirmation of banana bunchy top virus in South Africa. African Plant Protection 2(1):1-7.

De Beer, Z.C. and Visser, A.A. 1994. Mutation breeding of banana in South Africa. p.243-247. In: Jones, D.R. (ed.). Proceedings of First Global Conference of the International Musa Testing Program, La Lima, 1994/04/27-30. The improvement and testing of Musa: a global partnership. INIBAP, Montpellier.

De Beer, Z.C., Du Plessis, M.C. and Visser, A.A. 1993. Resistance in Taiwan banana clones to Fusarium wilt in the Republic of South Africa. p.374-375. In: Ganry, J. (ed.). Proceedings of International Symposium on Genetic Improvement of Bananas for Resistance to Diseases and Pests, Montpellier, 1992/09/7-9. Breeding banana and plantain for resistance to diseases and pests. CIRAD-FLHOR, Montpellier.

De Beer, Z.C.. 1993. Breeding for resistance to Fusarium wilt in South Africa. p.75-83. In: Proceedings of International Symposium on Recent Developments in Banana Cultivation Technology, Pingtung, 1992/12/14-18. Proceedings: international symposium on recent developments in banana cultivation technology.].

Robinson, J.C. (ed.). 1993. Handbook of banana growing in South Africa. ARC, Nelspruit. 141p.

Anon. 1992. Trends in banana production and marketing in South Africa. Information Bulletin CSFRI 236:16.

Robinson, J.C. 1992. New banana experiments in South Africa. Banana Newsletter 15:26-28.

Robinson, J.C. and Nel, D.J. 1992. Evaluation of banana plant densities for the Levubu area, South Africa. Banana Newsletter 15:11-12.

Robinson, J.C., Morse, R. and Mohle, G. 1991. Banana production potential in Burgershall and Komatipoort, South Africa. Banana Newsletter 14:18-19.

Robinson, J.C. and Anderson, T. 1991. Banana cultivar trial at Burgershall, South Africa – Plant crop results. Banana Newsletter 14:7-8.

Robinson, J.C. and Nel, D.J. 1990. Banana cultivar trial at Burgershall, South Africa – fourth crop cycle. Banana Newsletter 13:3-4.

Robinson, J.C. and Nel, D.J. 1990. Banana density comparison between Levubu and Burgershall, South Africa. Banana Newsletter 13:21-22.

Robinson, J.C. and Nel, D.J. 1990. Williams banana density trial at Levubu, South Africa. Banana Newsletter 13:22-23.

Langenegger, W. and Smith, B.L. 1988. Nitrogen requirements of bananas in South Africa. Fruits 43(11):639-643.

Langenegger, W. 1988. Nitrogen requirements of bananas in South Africa. p.45-51. In: Guzmán Chaves, J.A. and Romero Calderon, R. (eds.). Proceedings of Reunion sobre Agrofisiologia del Banano, San José, 1986/08/24-31. Memoria 1986 de la IV Reunion sobre agrofisiologia del banano. ASBANA, San José.