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Cocoa dry leaves

Cocoa (cacao)    None Given

The leaves are drying and I don't know the cause of it and what to use - please help; they are still in the nursery.


Posted by: Gabriel (1 point) Gabriel
Posted: March 19, 2016


Dr. Ravishankar Narayana commented,
Please upload close up photo of leaves.
over 4 years ago.

Howard Goh commented,
This picture indicated 2 possibilities. The 1st possibility could have caused by spraying weedicide around the surrounding. The wind drift scotched the surface of the leaves based on the population affected or the latter below. The 2nd possibility is the micro nutrient deficiencies. Foliar spray content NPKMg + micro nutrient biweekly at this stage will help plants to recover fast. The snapsack sprayer must sanitize thorougly before used or seperate weedicide sprayer from foliar sprayer.
over 4 years ago.



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This looks like physiological stress. Either the plants are drying out or their is too much sun exposure. My student has just spent a month in Ghana working on cocoa and says that conditions there have been extremely dry. Where are you?

Have the plants been kept under shade? How long have they been in the soil?

What is your next step? Are you planting these out soon?

Let us know more about the conditions and your plans and we can try help



Posted by: David Hughes (55 points) David Hughes
Posted: March 21, 2016


Gabriel commented,
@David Hughes, thank you i av transplant the cocoa into plastic bag and the are under shade am in Nigeria South East i intend to plant it by July when the rain have fall very well i will plant them in the plantain farm i have
over 4 years ago.

David Hughes commented,
Do you currently have cocoa in the plantain farm? Two big issues with Cocoa are Swollen Shoot virus, vectored by mealybugs and black pod (Phythophthora). You need to avoid getting infections by these two diseases. We can help you with this closer to the time of planting How many trees will you plant? Have you grown cocoa before?
over 4 years ago.



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@David Hughes, thank you i av transplant the cocoa into plastic bag and the are under shade am in Nigeria South East i intend to plant it by July when the rain have fall very well i will plant them in the plantain farm i have


Posted by: Gabriel (1 point) Gabriel
Posted: March 21, 2016




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