Trials for Management of Cocoa Problems

Presentation: on the relative merits of participatory and research trials

  • Invasive Fungal Diseases

Trials are being carried in collaboration with:

  • INIAP, Ecuador
  • IRAD, Cameroon

Disease

Region

potential crop loss (‘000 tonnes)

Black pod rots

Phytophthora spp.
e.g. P. megakarya

Ubiquitous
W. Africa

450

Witches’ broom disease

Crinipellis perniciosa

Latin America

250

Frosty pod rot

Crinipellis (Moniliophthora) roreri

Latin America

30


 

  • Insect pests

Trials are being carried in collaboration with:

  • Prima, Sulawesi
  • BLRS, Sumatra

Disease

Region

potential crop loss (‘000 tonnes)

Capsids (Miridae)

Sahlbergella spp.
Distantiella theobroma
Helopeltis spp.
Monalonian spp.

W. Africa

Africa & Asia
Latin America

200

Cocoa pod borer

Conopomorpha crammerella

SE Asia

40

 

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Updated: 19/6/2006