Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Cocoa Volume 2: Diseases, Pests and Sustainability


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Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Cocoa Volume 2: Diseases, Pests and Sustainability Editor: Pathmanathan Umaharan Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited Pages: 300 Illustrations and other contents: Tables, photos and figures Language: English ISBN: 9781786761729 Categories: , ,

There is a growing demand for cocoa. However, cultivation is dependent on ageing trees with low yields and increasing vulnerability to disease. There is also growing concern about the environmental impact of cultivation in areas soil health and biodiversity. There is therefore an urgent need to make cocoa cultivation more efficient and sustainable to ensure a successful future. Volume 2 reviews the diseases and pests which cause significant crop losses as well as sustainability issues. Part 1 summaries the latest research on understanding and combatting the major fungal and viral diseases affecting cocoa as well as reviewing trends in integrated pest and weed management. Part 2 looks at ways of improving sustainability, including the role of agro-forestry, organic cultivation and sustainability certification. With its distinguished editor and international range of expert authors, this volume will be a standard reference for cocoa scientists, growers and processors. It is accompanied by a companion volume which reviews breeding, cultivation and quality.

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Author Biography

Professor Pathmanathan Umaharan is Director of the Cocoa Research Centre and Professor of Genetics at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. Professor Umaharan has published extensively in the areas of plant genetic resources, genetic analysis and cocoa crop improvement.