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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).

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General Management

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

Prof. Dr. Moritz Knoche
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 Moritz Knoche  Moritz Knoche

Research Staff

Dr. Bishnu Prasad Khanal
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 Bishnu Prasad Khanal  Bishnu Prasad Khanal
M. Sc. Christine Schumann
Dr. Andreas Winkler

Doctoral Candidates

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Degree Candidates

Divya Aryal
 Divya Aryal  Divya Aryal
Rajesh Kumar Mehta
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Merle Peters
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