Section 15
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Observations on the diseases of Cacao pods in Papua-New Guinea.-I. Fungi associated with mature pods.-II. Cherelle wilt

Thrower, L.B.

Tropical Agriculture 37(2): 111-120


ISSN/ISBN: 0041-3216
Accession: 014124874

Black pod of cacao in the Gazelle Peninsula, New Britain, is considered by the Dept Agric. to consist of a wet-weather component (Phytophthora pod rot) caused by P. palmivora and a dry-weather component (Diplodia pod rot) caused by Botryodiplodia theobromae and Colletotrichum sp.. Tissues invaded by P. palmivora were light brown on fresh cuts, not drier than healthy tissues, and the walls of the pods remained firm and the mucilage pale.

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