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Dr Svetla Sofkova-Bobcheva PhD

Lecturer in Horticulture Production

School of Agriculture and Environment

Professional

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Republic of Bulgaria (2005)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Liu, J., Li, Z., Ghanizadeh, H., Kerckhoffs, H., Sofkova-Bobcheva, S., Wu, W., . . . Wang, A. (2020). Comparative Genomic and Physiological Analyses of a Superoxide Dismutase Mimetic (SODm-123) for Its Ability to Respond to Oxidative Stress in Tomato Plants.. J Agric Food Chem.
[Journal article]Authored by: Ghani Zadeh, H., Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Kerckhoffs, LHJ., Sneddon, T., James, D., Kawana-Brown, E., & Sofkova-Bobcheva, S. (2020). Establishing a juniper (Juniperus communis) production industry in New Zealand. Acta Horticulturae. 1287, 103-109
[Journal article]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Van der Walt, K., Kemp, P., Sofkova-Bobcheva, S., Burritt, DJ., & Nadarajan, J. (2020). Seed development, germination, and storage behaviour of Syzygium maire (Myrtaceae), a threatened endemic New Zealand tree. New Zealand Journal of Botany.
[Journal article]Authored by: Kemp, P., Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Jia, XM., Wang, H., Svetla, S., Zhu, YF., Hu, Y., Cheng, L., . . . Wang, YX. (2019). Comparative physiological responses and adaptive strategies of apple Malus halliana to salt, alkali and saline-alkali stress. Scientia Horticulturae. 245, 154-162
[Journal article]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
WANG, YX., HU, Y., CHEN, BH., ZHU, YF., Dawuda, MM., & Svetla, S. (2018). Physiological mechanisms of resistance to cold stress associated with 10 elite apple rootstocks. Journal of Integrative Agriculture. 17(4), 857-866
[Journal article]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Tomlekova, N., Sofkova-Bobcheva, S., Sarsu, F., & Baudoin, JP. (2016). GENETIC diversity of bulgarian Phaseolus Vulgaris L. based on phaseolin type and seed-coat colour. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science. 22(3), 447-451
[Journal article]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Georgieva O., ., & Sofkova-Bobcheva, SK. (2015). Reaction of introduced bean (phaeolus) accessions to the infestation by thielaviopsis basicola (berkeleuy & broome) under natural epiphytotic conditons. Vegetable crops of Russia. 2, 84-90
[Journal article]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Pevicharova, G., Sofkova-Bobcheva, S., & Zsivanovits, G. (2015). Sensory and instrumental texture of snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). International Journal of Food Properties. 18(6), 1169-1180
[Journal article]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Sofkova-Bobcheva, SK., & Kiryakov, I, . (2014). Investigation of sources of resistance to white mold in Phaseolus vulgaris working collection in Bulgaria. Annual Report of the Bean Improvement Cooperative. 57, 237-239
[Journal article]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
YANKOVA, V, ., Sofkova-Bobcheva, SK., & Mihov, M, . (2014). Updated pest management practices for snap bean seed production. Mol. 13(November), 28-35 Retrieved from http://mol-en.scg.org.es/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Mol-13.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Sofkova-Bobcheva, SK. (2013). Comparison of snap bean genotypes for yield potential under drought conditions. Annual Report of the Bean Improvement Cooperative. 56, 65-66
[Journal article]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Sofkova-Bobcheva, SK., & Yankova, V, . (2013). Possibilities for control of bean weevil (Acanthoscelides obtectus Say) in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in open field conditions. Annual Report of the Bean Improvement Cooperative. 56, 97-98 Retrieved from http://bic.css.msu.edu/_pdf/Reports/BIC_2013_volume_56.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Roychowdhury, R., Banerjee, U., Sofkova-Bobcheva, SK., & Tah, J. (2013). Organic farming for crop improvement and sustainable agriculture in the era of climate change. OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences. 13(2), 50-65 Retrieved from http://thescipub.com/pdf/10.3844/ojbsci.2013.50.65
[Journal article]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Pasev, G., Kostova, D., & Sofkova-Bobcheva, S. (2013). Identification of genes for resistance to bean common mosaic virus and bean common mosaic necrosis virus in snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) breeding lines using conventional and molecular methods. Journal of Phytopathology. 165(1), 19-25 Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.

Book

Sofkova-Bobcheva, SK., Petkova, V, ., Cholakov, T, ., Georgieva, O, ., Yankova, V, ., Kalapchieva,, ., . . . Pasev, G, . (2014). Technologies for garden bean and garden pea production. In . Masheva, S, . Mihov, M, . Todorova, V, . Nacheva, E, . Yankova, V, & . Boteva, H (Eds.) Technologies for vegetable crops and potato production (BG). (pp. 149 - 179). Bulgaria: Bulgarian Agriculutural Academy
[Chapter]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.

IP

Sofkova-Bobcheva, SK.(2016). . 11089P2: Bulgaria: PVR Certificate for Phaseolus vulgaris L. "Evros"
[Patent]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.

Conference

Sofkova-Bobcheva, S., Komahan, S., Kerckhoffs, H., Swanepoel, Q., Nicholls, I., & Barge, R. (2019). Future scenario of better New Zealand adapted industrial hemp varieties. Special Publication- Agronomy Society of New Zealand. Vol. 49 (pp. 63 - 69). : NZAgronomy conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Rivera, SA., Sofkova-Bobcheva, S., East, A., Hutchins, D., & Kerckhoffs, H.The effect of foliar calcium application on key (post) harvest quality attributes in Rabbit-eye blueberry (Vaccinium ashei). Acta Horticulturae. (pp. 135 - 143). 0567-7572.
[Conference]Authored by: East, A., Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Li J, ., Gao YM, ., Sofkova-Bobcheva, SK., & Kerckhoffs LHJ, . (2017). Effects of saline water irrigation regimes on soil nutrient content, nutrient uptake and sucrose metabolism of tomato fruit under solar greenhouse conditions in China. In Plant Science Central 2017 Proceedings(pp. 87 - 87). , Plant Science Central 2017 Conference: Plants in a Changing Environment
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Leweniqila I, ., Roskruge N, ., Kerckhoffs LHJ, ., Sofkova-Bobcheva S, ., Meo-Sewabu L, ., & Sofkova-Bobcheva, SK. (2017). Sustainability, Adaptability and Yield Stability of Sweetpotato in Different Climatic Zones of Fiji. In Plant Science Central 2017 Proceedings(pp. 86 - 86). , Plant Science Central 2017 Conference: Plants in a Changing Environment
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Siano A., ., Bobcheva S., ., Kerckhoffs LHJ, ., Roskruge N., ., & Sofkova-Bobcheva, SK. (2017). A Low-cost Aeroponics System for Disease-free Potato Seed-tuber Production in the Philippines. In Plant Science Central 2017 Proceedings(pp. 95 - 95). , Plant Science Central: Plants in a Changing Environment
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Sofkova-Bobcheva, SK., Kiryakov, I., & KERCKHOFFS, L. (2017). MARKER–ASSISTED SELECTION FOR WHITE MOLD RESISTANCE IN SNAP BEAN (PHASEOLUS VULGARIS L.). , Plant Science Central
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Sofkova-Bobcheva, SK., & Kityakov I, . (2014). Sources of Resistance to Common Bacterial Blight, Halo Blight and Bacterial Wilt in Phaseolus vulgaris L. Elite Lines. Turkish Journal of Agricultural and Natural Sciences. Vol. 1 (pp. 889 - 894). : BALKAN AGRICULTURE CONGRESS , EDIRNE, TURKEY
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Sofkova-Bobcheva, SK., & Kiryakov, I, . (2014). Sources of physiological resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Phaseolus vulgaris lines from Bulgaria.. Annual Report of the Bean Improvement Cooperative. Vol. 57 (pp. 177 - 179).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Kiryakov, I, ., & Sofkova-Bobcheva, SK. (2014). Sources of resistance to common bacterial blight, halo blight and bacterial wilt in Phaseolus vulgaris L. Elite Lines. Turkish Journal of Agricultural and Natural Sciences. Vol. 1 (pp. 889 - 894).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Sofkova-Bobcheva, SK., Georgieva, O, ., Pevicharova, G, ., & Petkova, V, . (2014). Complex evaluation of introduced snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) genotypes for variety improvement in Bulgaria. X JUBILEE NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION 'ECOLOGY AND HEALTH'. (pp. 181 - 188). Plovdiv, Bulgaria: ECOLOGY AND HEALTH
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Sofkova-Bobcheva, S., Poryazov, I., & Krasteva, L. (2009). BREEDING GARDEN BEAN FOR RESISTANCE TO BEAN WEEVIL (ACANTOSCELIDES OBTECTUS SAY) IN BULGARIA. Acta horticulturae. (pp. 155 - 161). : ISHS Acta Horticulturae 830: IV Balkan Symposium on Vegetables and Potatoes
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Sofkova-Bobcheva, S., Poryazov, I., & Krasteva, L. (2009). NEW GARDEN BEAN CULTIVAR FOR FRESH MARKET. Acta horticulturae. (pp. 151 - 154). : ISHS Acta Horticulturae 830: IV Balkan Symposium on Vegetables and Potatoes
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.

Other

Sofkova-Bobcheva, SK. (2016, October). Induced mutagenesis potential for bean crop improvement. In Palmerston North Plant Biology Meeting.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.
Sofkova-Bobcheva, SK. (2015, September). Achievements in Bulgarian bean genotypes by using EMS mutagen. In International Atomic Energy Agency Workshop, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sofkova-Bobcheva, S.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 3 0
Co-supervisor 7 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Moon Chen - Doctor of Philosophy
    A German-New Zealand collaborative research project - Establishing the tools for breeding of new apple (M. domestica) cultivars with altered flowering time that are better adapted to climate change
  • Shanika Komahan - Doctor of Philosophy
    Creating and evaluating a base breeding collection of Cannabis sativa L. for developing industrial hemp cultivars suitable for NZ
  • Sebastian Rivera Smith - Doctor of Philosophy
    Defining pre-harvest and harvest variables as indicators for key post-harvest quality attributes of fresh highbush blueberry fruit

Co-supervisor of:

  • Gabby Liu - Doctor of Philosophy
    Investigating the effect of soil chemistry and hydrology on kiwifruit ( Actinidia deliciosa) vine performance
  • Asharp Godwin - Doctor of Philosophy
    Constraints to Vegetable Seed Production on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand
  • Morteza Ghahremani - Doctor of Philosophy
    Bio-ecomomic modelling of New Zealand agri-food systems
  • Karin Van Der Walt - Doctor of Philosophy
    The ex situ conservation of Myrtaceae species, a response to Myrtle rust in the pacific region
  • Soni Leweniqila - Doctor of Philosophy
    "Na mata ni Civa au a vakawaletaka" - An indigenous case study on the potential of kumala (Ipomoea batatas) to achieve Climate Smart Agriculture in Ra, Fiji
  • Allan Siano - Doctor of Philosophy
    Yield and physiological response of potato cultivars under diverse environmental conditions in New Zealand
  • Casey Flay - Doctor of Philosophy
    Breeding kiwifruit for Resistance to Biotic Threats

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