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Cacao rehabilitation in Nigeria Proceedings

by Are, L.A; Cocoa Research Institute, Tafo (Ghana); 3. International Cocoa Research Conference Accra (Ghana) 23-29 Nov 1969.
Publisher: Tafo (Ghana) 1971Description: p. 29-36.Subject(s): THEOBROMA CACAO | REHABILITACION DE TIERRAS | PLANTACIONES | INSECTOS DAÑINOS | VIROSIS | COCOA SWOLLEN SHOOT VIRUS | NIGERIA | THEOBROMA CACAO | RECLAMATION | PLANTATIONS | VIROSES | NIGERIA | THEOBROMA CACAO | RECUPERATION DES SOLS | PLANTATIONS | VIROSE | NIGERIASummary: A sizeable portion of the cacao growing areas of Nigeria contains old cacao trees which contribute substantially to the total annual cocoa production. Apart from depletion of soil fertility, old age and poor management, a combined effect of capsid and swollen shoot virus attack has depressed yield seriously; especially in the Areas of Mass Infection. The different methods of rehabilitation and problems encountered are discussed. Availability of sufficient funds appears to be the greatest single factor militating against large scale cacao rehabilitation
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A sizeable portion of the cacao growing areas of Nigeria contains old cacao trees which contribute substantially to the total annual cocoa production. Apart from depletion of soil fertility, old age and poor management, a combined effect of capsid and swollen shoot virus attack has depressed yield seriously; especially in the Areas of Mass Infection. The different methods of rehabilitation and problems encountered are discussed. Availability of sufficient funds appears to be the greatest single factor militating against large scale cacao rehabilitation

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