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” (National Cocoa Planting Action).
Sulawesi Cocoa local clones have a potency of high yield, resistance to pest or main diseases such as cocoa pod borer, black pod disease and vascular streak dieback which were still widespread among cocoa plantation. Although variation accured in cocoa local clones, but there had been no study on both morphological and genetic.
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