Disease Management in Cocoa: Comparative epidemiology of witches' broom

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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 ...

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Overview

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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This useful book gives an authoritative account of past and present research - Experiental Agriculture
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Plant pathologists present reliable and economic ways of managing the pathogen Crinipellis perniciosa, which attacks commercial cocoa in South and Central America and is threatening to spread to African and Asian plantations. They report the findings of the International Witches' Broom Project, which since 1985 has carried out a number of experiments to compare the behavior of the pathogen and the effectiveness of management methods in the climates and disease pressure conditions of six countries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789401049436
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 249
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.57 (d)

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 prools. References. Index.

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