pod rot

pod rot

[′päd ‚rät]
(plant pathology)
A fungus disease of cacao caused by Monilia roreri and characterized by lesions on the pods.
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Alvindia also presented major diseases that could infect cacao trees like Black Pod Rot and Vascular Streak Disease which are more dangerous.
Growers control frosty pod rot by planting cacao tree cultivars that can tolerate the disease.
Phosphonate applied by trunk injection controls stem canker and decreases Phytophthora pod rot (black pod) incidence in cocoa in Sulawesi.
Cocoa farmers also have to cope with plant diseases, like frosty pod rot, and insects that destroy plants.
Cocoa trees, which bear fruit only in the tropics, take years to mature, and are vulnerable to diseases such as Witches Broom and Frosty Pod Rot, which caused up to $750 million in damage last year.
The causal agents of witches' broom and frosty pod rot of cacao (chocolate, Theobroma cacao) form a new lineage of Marasmiaceae.
Their research has shown that a new endophyte found in Ecuador is effective at running off the frosty pod rot pathogen.
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pod rot (caused by Sclerotinia minor Jagger and/or Pythium myriotylum Drechs,)] (Smith et al.