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Cocoa pod diseases: causal agents and control

by Evans, H.C; Prior, C.
Publisher: 1987Subject(s): ENFERMEDADES FUNGOSAS | THEOBROMA CACAO | PHYTOPHTHORA PALMIVORA | CRINIPELLIS PERNICIOSA | MONILIOPHTHORA RORERI | CONTROL DE ENFERMEDADES | FUNGAL DISEASES | THEOBROMA CACAO | PHYTOPHTHORA PALMIVORA | CRINIPELLIS PERNICIOSA | DISEASE CONTROL | MALADIE FONGIQUE | THEOBROMA CACAO | PHYTOPHTHORA PALMIVORA | CRINIPELLIS PERNICIOSA | CONTROLE DE MALADIES In: Outlook on Agriculture (RU) v. 16(1) p. 35-41Summary: Crop losses due to disease are hard to quantify but a fair estimate of that caused in cocoa by pod diseases is around 1500 millionsterling pounds per annum. There is, therefore, a strong incentive to control such diseases but the circumstances in which much of the crop is grown are such that effective chemical treatments may not be economically viable. For this reason, good management techniques also have an important parts to play
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Crop losses due to disease are hard to quantify but a fair estimate of that caused in cocoa by pod diseases is around 1500 millionsterling pounds per annum. There is, therefore, a strong incentive to control such diseases but the circumstances in which much of the crop is grown are such that effective chemical treatments may not be economically viable. For this reason, good management techniques also have an important parts to play

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