Re: C I C L Y LY and YLD (yellow leaf disease of Areca.
This is for the kind attention of all scientists:
If a farmer is saying that there is LYD symptoms or similar to that, one can appreciate.
But a scientist should not make such early warnings. No body in India prevents the coconut pathologists to interact and confirm or disprove the hypothesis.
subramanya_machikoppa <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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, "m govindan
> 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.
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