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By Bryan A. Bailey,Lyndel W. Meinhardt

This ebook stories the present country of data touching on cacao pathogens and techniques for his or her management. 

Topics mentioned comprise the historical past, biology and genetic variety of Moniliophthora species (which reason witches’ broom and frosty pod rot) and Phytophthora species (which reason black pod rot) that reason illnesses leading to significant losses to cacao construction. rising pathogens resembling Cacao swollen shoot virus and Ceratobasidium theobromae (which explanations vascular streak dieback) also are mentioned intimately, besides many pathogens of important neighborhood quandary. almost all these pathogens symbolize significant hazards to worldwide cacao creation should still they extend into new components, breaking out in their present constrained distributions. by way of contemplating cacao illnesses as a gaggle, similarities within the to be had instruments and methods utilized in their administration develop into obvious, as do their obstacles. Gaps in our present wisdom of cacao pathogens and the administration of the ailments they reason are distinct, and proposals for destiny study instructions are supplied. This perception permits readers to contemplate cacao sickness threats from a extra accomplished, worldwide point of view and paves the best way for a far better synergy of efforts among a few of the study courses, companies, and industries, either inner most and public, with vested pursuits in cacao creation, and cacao farmers.

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