Morphological and Agronomics Diversity of COcoa Characteristics Local Promosing Clones Germplasm in South Sulawesi

Estate Crops News – Cocoa (Theobroma cacao  L.) is one of  important estate crops commodities which plays a role on Indonesian economy. South Sulawesi has a potency to generate superior clones of cocoa. A number of local cocoa clones from South Sulawesi has been recommended in rehabilitation and rejuvenation in the implementation of cocoa “Gernas” […]

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Field Performance of Cacao Somatic Embryos Derived Plants

Estate Crops News – Approximately 75 millions of cacao seedlings propagated through somatic embryogenesis (SE) have been planted in the field. Evaluation of the performance of those SE derived plants needs to be continued. The research aimed to evaluate the performance of the cacao SE derived plants in the field have been implemented in 8 […]

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Resistance of Cocoa to Black Pod Disease (Phytophthora palmivora Butl.)

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – The increase of cocoa production faces many problems such as black pod disease caused by Phytophthora palmivora. The disease may reduce the production of cocoa up to 44%. Control of the disease by chemical fungicides is costly and creates negative impact to humans and environment. Utilizing plant material which is resistant […]

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Estate Crops Entrepreneurs in West Kalimantan Province Should Pay More Attention to The Surrounding

Estate Crops News – Based on the data, some of interruptions and conflicts that arise among others, caused by overlapping plantation between public lands with other companies, protected or production forest and other use of land. According to the Deputy Governor of West Kalimantan, Chistiandy Sanjaya, difficulties in land management practices constitute a conflict of […]

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Superior Cacao Clones and Crop Management Techniques

ESTATE CROPS NNOVATION- Current cocoa plant production in East Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Ttimur), Indonesia is low i.e. only 526 kg/ha, which according to the Directorate General of Estate Crops in 2009 it was only 228 kg/ha. The low productivity is partly due to low quality of planting materials and land conditions are marginal. Rainfall […]

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