LY and YLD (yellow leaf disease of Areca.
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, "m govindan pilicode" <mgpilicode@...>
> Dr.M. Govindan, Professor Dept of Microbiology&Pl.Pathology.
> Kerala Agricultural University, College of Agriculture,
> Padnakkad. Kasargod. India.
> Greetings. In Kerala I have seen some coconut plants showing
symptoms almost similar to Lethal Yellowing.(M.Govindan et al. 1996.
Indian coconut journal. 2-4) Now similar reports are appearing from
other parts of the country also(Bhaskaran et al. 2007.Indian coconut
Journal: 2-4). I would like to have a few samples tested for the
presence of phytoplasma. Kindly suggest the persons whom I can
contact for help.
> Thanking you
My advice is-u just tell to CPCRI scients. They see the sample under
electronic microscope and tell wheather phytoplasma is present or
The same they did in case of areca yellow leaf disease.(I have the
book they published on it)
CPCRI is there,near u,in Kasaragodu.