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Cocoa Production and Related Social-Economic and Climate Factors: A Case Study of Ayedire Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria, Adeniyi, O. R., and Ogunsola G.O. , Agricultural Science , 06/2014, Volume 2, Issue 4, Nigeria, p.13, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Cocoa agroforestry a bridge for sustainable organic cocoa Production, Nunoo, Isaac, and Owusu Victor , 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference, 10/2014, Istanbul, Turkey, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
COMPLIANCE OF AGROCHEMICAL MARKETERS WITH BANNED COCOA PESTICIDES IN SOUTHWEST NIGERIA , Mokwunye, Idongesit U., and al Folaranmi D. Babalol , Journal of Agricultural sciences, 05/2014, Volume 59, Issue 2, Nigeria, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
A Global Strategy for the Conservation and Use of Cacao Genetic Resources as the Foundation for a Sustainable Cocoa Economy, Laliberté, B., Cryer N.C., Daymond A.J., End M.J., Engels J., Eskes B., Gilmour M., Lachenaud P., Phillips-Mora W., Turnbull C.J., et al. , 17th International Cocoa Research Conference, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 15-20 October 2012., 10/2012, Cameroon, (2012) , (Practical Publication)
Abidjan Cocoa Declaration, conference, World cocoa , World cocoa conference, 2012, (2012) , (Practical Publication)
The economics of certified organic farming in tropical Africa: a preliminary assessment, Gibbon, Peter, and Bolwig Simon , International Conference on Organic Agriculture and Food Security, 2007///, p.132 - 133, (2007) , (Practical Publication)
Inventory of diversification practices on cocoa farms, ICCO , 2009///, (2009) , (Practical Publication)

Biological control of Phytophthora megakarya the causative agent of cacao black pod disease in Cameroon – Status & Prospects

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TitleBiological control of Phytophthora megakarya the causative agent of cacao black pod disease in Cameroon – Status & Prospects
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsTondje, P. R.
Pagination7 - pgs.
Date Published2002
InstitutionIRAD - Institute of Agricultural Research for Development
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsbiological control, Cameroon, disease control, farmers & production, green production, West Africa

In Cameroon, black pod disease can cause 80% losses in cacao farms when farms are left untreated by chemical fungicides. But heavy use of chemicals can cause disease resistance, non-target effects on beneficial microorganisms, humans and environment. And chemical fungicides prices are getting prohibitive for the cacao farmer. Since 1999 investigations on biological control of the causative agent of this disease are being conducted at IRAD. This report from 2002 highlights some results obtained up to then.


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