Bolivia: caso confirmado de la Moniliasis del cacao

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En junio 2015, se confirm√≥ la presencia del hongo de la Moniliasis del cacao en Alto Beni, Departamento de La Paz a donde 85% de la producci√≥n de cacao es producida por aproximadamente 3000 peque√Īos y peque√Īas agricultores. Este hongo (Moniliophthora roreri) es limitado en 13 pa√≠ses de Am√©rica Latina y causa p√©rdidas importantes por…
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Sweet Like Chocolate: Breeding Programs Combating Fungal Diseases of Cocoa in Ecuador

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Cocoa,¬†Theobroma cacao L. is the third most important export product in Ecuador; a country which produces 70% of the world‚Äôs highly prized Arriba cocoa. However, the sustainability of this crop is threatened by a number of devastating pest species including fungal diseases and insect pests. Among the most severe are the closely related fungal diseases…
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