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Fruit science

Research Group Fruit Science

In research and in teaching, we deal with the physiology of fruit, its production and its storage. The wide-ranging research topics include basic research on the causes and mechanisms of relevant fruit disorder phenomena. Based on this knowledge we develop application-oriented strategies appropriate to breeders, and also to producers. We work on field/greenhouse production problems central to the growing of fruit. Examples include the cracking of soft fruits, the russeting of pome fruits and various cultivar-specific disorders such as skin-spot in ‘Elstar’ apple, neck-shrivel in plum and orange-peel disorder in cherry. These production problems are of considerable economic importance to horticulture, regionally (skin-spot) or globally (cracking, russeting).

In research and in teaching, we deal with the physiology of fruit, its production and its storage. The wide-ranging research topics include basic research on the causes and mechanisms of relevant fruit disorder phenomena. Based on this knowledge we develop application-oriented strategies appropriate to breeders, and also to producers. We work on field/greenhouse production problems central to the growing of fruit. Examples include the cracking of soft fruits, the russeting of pome fruits and various cultivar-specific disorders such as skin-spot in ‘Elstar’ apple, neck-shrivel in plum and orange-peel disorder in cherry. These production problems are of considerable economic importance to horticulture, regionally (skin-spot) or globally (cracking, russeting).

TEAM

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Sylvia Janning
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 Sylvia Janning  Sylvia Janning

Professors

Prof. Dr. Moritz Knoche
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Prof. Dr. Moritz Knoche Prof. Dr. Moritz Knoche

General Management

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Peter Grimm-Wetzel
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Peter Grimm-Wetzel Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Peter Grimm-Wetzel

Research Staff

Dr. Eckhard Grimm
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Dr. Eckhard Grimm Dr. Eckhard Grimm
Dr. Bishnu Prasad Khanal
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Dr. Bishnu Prasad Khanal Dr. Bishnu Prasad Khanal
Dr. Andreas Winkler
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