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Mass coconut wilt and soil conditions at Selem Seed Farm, Zanzibar, Tanzania


, : Mass coconut wilt and soil conditions at Selem Seed Farm, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Research and Training Newsletter Dar es Salaam 9(3/4): 18-22

Following the mass wilting of hybrid coconut palms at the Selem Coconut Seed Farm (belonging to the National Coconut Development Programme) in Zanzibar, a study was made of the soil conditions at the farm to identify possible causes of the phenomenon. Three soil profile pits were dug in a transect cutting across a block of wilted palms and into blocks where the problem had not occurred. The profiles were described and sampled for physical and chemical analyses.

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