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Increased cocoa production by foliar copper applications as an effect additional to witche's broom disease control

by Tollenaar, D.
Publisher: 1959Subject(s): THEOBROMA CACAO | COBRE | APLICACION FOLIAR | CINC | FRUCTIFICACION | FLORACION | RENDIMIENTO | CRINIPELLIS PERNICIOSA | ENFERMEDADES FUNGOSAS | ESTACION HUMEDA | CUAJADO DEL FRUTO | CONTROL DE ENFERMEDADES | THEOBROMA CACAO | COPPER | FOLIAR APPLICATION | ZINC | FRUITING | FLOWERING | YIELDS | CRINIPELLIS PERNICIOSA | FUNGAL DISEASES | WET SEASON | DISEASE CONTROL | THEOBROMA CACAO | CUIVRE | APPLICATION FOLIAIRE | ZINC | FRUCTIFICATION | FLORAISON | RENDEMENT | CRINIPELLIS PERNICIOSA | MALADIE FONGIQUE | SAISON HUMIDE | CONTROLE DE MALADIES In: Tropical Agriculture (Trinidad y Tobago) v. 36(3) p. 177-188Summary: Mist-blown applications of Copper-Sandoz (monthly and half-monthly treatments) considerably reduced the number of Witche's Broom diseased pods and vegetative brooms. Dithane was not effective. An old, heavily infected plantation, where brooms had never been removed, recovered after monthly copper mist-blowing of the canopy during the wet season (starting one month in advance of the rains). Production rose by more than 80 per cent. High-volume spraying of the cropping region of the cacao tree involves the risk of damage to the flowers, with reduction in fruit-setting. With low-volume spraying this risk is non-existent and, moreover, experiment show that copper applications to the leaves result in considerable increases in flowering, effective fruit-setting and pod production during the main fruiting period. One or two foliar sprays applied shortly before a flowering period, using copper compounds resistant to rain-wash, will always be economical. Some addition of zinc and also of biuret-free urea may often be advantageous
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Mist-blown applications of Copper-Sandoz (monthly and half-monthly treatments) considerably reduced the number of Witche's Broom diseased pods and vegetative brooms. Dithane was not effective. An old, heavily infected plantation, where brooms had never been removed, recovered after monthly copper mist-blowing of the canopy during the wet season (starting one month in advance of the rains). Production rose by more than 80 per cent. High-volume spraying of the cropping region of the cacao tree involves the risk of damage to the flowers, with reduction in fruit-setting. With low-volume spraying this risk is non-existent and, moreover, experiment show that copper applications to the leaves result in considerable increases in flowering, effective fruit-setting and pod production during the main fruiting period. One or two foliar sprays applied shortly before a flowering period, using copper compounds resistant to rain-wash, will always be economical. Some addition of zinc and also of biuret-free urea may often be advantageous

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