Factors involved in the development of nutfall [Cocos nucifera nuts] due to Phytophthora katsurae in Ivory Coast

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Pohe, J.


Tropicultura (Belgium), Volume 16/17 No. 3, p.150-153 (1999)


Nut rot on coconut can be spread simply by contact or by spreading agents which maintain isolated infections within a bunch on a given tree and at plot level. The disease generally spreads horizontally from one bunch to another and vertically, particularly vertically downwards, from one nut to another in a given bunch. The positive effect of water and insects in disease spread has been demonstrated.