Control of Hartrot or Fatal Wilt of Coconut Palm

Hartrot, or fatal wilt of coconut considered to be caused by the constant association of flagellate Phytomonas in the phloem of the diseased palm, is a potential danger affecting the progress of the economically important palm culture in Suriname and this region. In our attempts to control the disease, the results of field experiments revealed that periodical application of the insecticide Endrin around the coconut palms and weed control in the coconut plantations, checks the rapid spread of the disease. These indications on a practical scale proved that the same Endrin treatment applied only to the surrounding trees of a diseased palm, after killing the affected palm as soon as initial symptoms are noticed, and weed control in plantations where the disease was endemic checks this disease more or less on a permanent basis after about nine months of commencement of the treatment.

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Oct 21 1984
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Conference Paper/ Presentation
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