Meagan studied the causal organisms and inoculum sources of olive trunk diseases and tested the efficacy of pruning wound protectants on olive trees. Her master’s degree in plant Pathology was also completed at Stellenbosch University. She developed a preliminary Quantitative trait loci (QTL) map for resistance to Fusarium ear rot (FER) and fumonisin contamination in maize, a
nd studied the stylar canal of maize kernels using scanning electron microscopy to determine whether a closed stylar canal was associated with resistance to FER.
PhD (Plant Pathology), MSc (Plant Pathology), BScAgric (Crop Protection and Breeding)