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Dale Walters

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781683401674

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683401674.001.0001

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Small but Deadly

Small but Deadly

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(p.50) 5 Small but Deadly
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Chocolate Crisis
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Dale Walters

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683401674.003.0005

This chapter looks at the first of several major diseases of cacao, black pod, which is responsible for huge losses in cacao production every year. It deals with the pathogens responsible, Phytophthora palmivora and Phytophthora megakarya, looking at their biology, and how understanding their biology and ecology can help in devising methods to control the disease and minimize its impact. The chapter takes us through the history of black pod research and the people involved in trying to understand this devastating disease. The need for vigilance is highlighted, since P. megakarya, which causes large losses in cacao production in West Africa, has not yet spread to other cacao-growing regions of the world.

Keywords:   black pod, Phytophthora palmivora, Phytophthora megakarya, biology, ecology, cacao production

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