Disease Management In Cocoa: Comparative epidemiology of witches' broom

Hardcover | September 30, 1993

by.. Rudgard, Maddison, Andebrhan

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Witches' broom is an important Southern and Central American disease of cocoa that is estimated to reduce annual world production by some six to seven percent. The disease is still spreading into currently unaffected cocoa-producing areas. This book describes the results of an authoritative, international study resulting from the collaboration among plant pathologists in South America and the Caribbean with centres of expertise in the USA and UK. A series of comparative experiments were established under different climate and disease pressure conditions in six countries. This book describes the experimental methods, comparative analyses and the conclusions drawn from these experiments.

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Witches' broom is an important Southern and Central American disease of cocoa that is estimated to reduce annual world production by some six to seven percent. The disease is still spreading into currently unaffected cocoa-producing areas. This book describes the results of an authoritative, international study resulting from th...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:266 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.04 inPublished:September 30, 1993Publisher:Springer Netherlands

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ISBN - 10:0412581906

ISBN - 13:9780412581908

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Table of Contents

Author's address. Editor's preface. Abbreviations. Summary of disease management recommendations. Introduction to International Witches' Broom Project. The pathosystem. The IWBP studies. Comparative epidemiology studies: introduction. Comparative epidemiology experiment: Brazil. Comparative epidemiology study: Columbia Caldas and Llanos Orientales. Comparative epidemiology study: Ecuador. Comparative epidemiology study: Grenada. Comparative epidemiology study: Trinidad. Comparative epidemiology study: Venezuela. Comparative epidemiology of witches' broom pathosystem. Disease gradients of Crinipellis perniciosa on cocoa seedlings. Comparative phytosanitation methods. Witches' broom in Bahia Brazil. Disease management: recommendations. Future prospects for improvements in disease managemnt. Appendix I: IWBP commitees. Appendix II: IWBP workshops. Appendix III: Theses published by IWBP students. Appendix IV: IWBP experimental protocols. References. Index.

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