The swollen shoot disease of cacao in Togo

Partiot Michel, Djiekpor E.K., Amefia Y.K., Segbor Adjo. 1981. The swollen shoot disease of cacao in Togo. In : Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Fruit tree virus diseases, Budapest, Hungary, July 03-11, 1979. ISHS. Wageningen : ISHS [Pays-Bas], pp. 285-290. (Acta Horticulturae, 94) International Symposium on Fruit Tree Virus Diseases. 11, Budapest, Hongrie, 3 July 1979/11 July 1979.

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Abstract : The swollen shoot of cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) is a virus disease which brings a die-back of the trees and provokes their death sooner or later. This disease which was already known in Ghana was not noticeable in Togo until 1955. It is only in 1977 and after several campaigns of uprooting the attacked plantations that a plant pathological laboratory was created in order to study the disease. In 1978, cacao sales represented 16.7% of the exportation of Togo, but at present 21% of the cacao plantations are infected. The research programme includes the deepening of the understanding of the disease, the setting up of efficient methods of control, the start of prospective investigations. Some foreign laboratories dealing with various specialities are working in collaboration with the plant pathology laboratory of the Institut Français du Café et du Cacao. Results are encouraging. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Theobroma cacao, Virus des végétaux

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Togo

Mots-clés complémentaires : Swollen shoot

Classification Agris : H20 - Plant diseases

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Partiot Michel, GERDAT (TGO)
  • Djiekpor E.K.
  • Amefia Y.K.
  • Segbor Adjo

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