Cacao Diseases

A History of Old Enemies and New Encounters

Editors: Bailey, Bryan A., Meinhardt, Lyndel W. (Eds.)

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  • Identifies gaps in our knowledge concerning cacao diseases and suggests future directions for research
  • Includes emerging pathogens of cacao with yet-unknown potential
  • Describes different approaches to disease management
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This book reviews the current state of knowledge concerning cacao pathogens and methods for their management. 

Topics discussed include the history, biology and genetic diversity of Moniliophthora species (which cause witches’ broom and frosty pod rot) and Phytophthora species (which cause black pod rot) that cause diseases resulting in major losses to cacao production. Emerging pathogens such as Cacao swollen shoot virus and Ceratobasidium theobromae (which causes vascular streak dieback) are also discussed in detail, along with many pathogens of significant local concern. Most of these pathogens represent major risks to global cacao production should they expand into new areas, breaking out of their current limited distributions. By considering cacao diseases as a group, similarities in the available tools and techniques used in their management become apparent, as do their limitations. Gaps in our current knowledge of cacao pathogens and the management of the diseases they cause are detailed, and suggestions for future research directions are provided. This insight allows readers to consider cacao disease threats from a more comprehensive, global perspective and paves the way for an improved synergy of efforts between the various research programs, agencies, and industries, both private and public, with vested interests in cacao production, and cacao farmers.

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-24787-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-79679-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cacao Diseases
Book Subtitle
A History of Old Enemies and New Encounters
Editors
  • Bryan A. Bailey
  • Lyndel W. Meinhardt
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-24789-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-24789-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-24787-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79679-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 633
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 71 illustrations in colour
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