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Major diseases affecting sugarcane production in Guadeloupe and Reunion Island, and recent experiences with sugarcane diseases in quarantine at CIRAD-CA in Montpellier


, : Major diseases affecting sugarcane production in Guadeloupe and Reunion Island, and recent experiences with sugarcane diseases in quarantine at CIRAD-CA in Montpellier. Sugarcane germplasm conservation and exchange: report of an international workshop held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 28-30 June 1995: 49-50

No major diseases currently affect sugarcane production to a great extent in Guadeloupe and Reunion Island. However, numerous diseases, including rust, smut, leaf scald and ratoon stunting disease, are present indicating that constant observation and care in breeding programmes is required.


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