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Relationship between incidence and severity of cashew gummosis in semiarid north-eastern Brazil

Cardoso, J. E., Santos, A. A., Rossetti, A. G. and Vidal, J. C. (2004) Relationship between incidence and severity of cashew gummosis in semiarid north-eastern Brazil. Plant Pathology, 53 (3). pp. 363-367. ISSN 0032-0862

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3059.2004.01007.x


The incidence-severity relationship for cashew gummosis, caused by Lasiodiplodia theobromae, was studied to determine the feasibility of using disease incidence to estimate indirectly disease severity in order to establish the potential damage caused by this disease in semiarid north-eastern Brazil. Epidemics were monitored in two cashew orchards, from 1995 to 1998 in an experimental field composed of 28 dwarf clones, and from 2000 to 2002 in a commercial orchard of a single clone. The two sites were located 10 km from each other. Logarithmic transformation achieved the best linear adjustment of incidence and severity data as determined by coefficients of determination for place, age and pooled data. A very high correlation between incidence and severity was found in both fields, with different disease pressures, different cashew genotypes, different ages and at several epidemic stages. Thus, the easily assessed gummosis incidence could be used to estimate gummosis severity levels.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development
ID Code:8365
Uncontrolled Keywords:Anacardium occidentale, epidemiology, Lasiodiplodia theobromae, POWDERY MILDEW, PLANTS, APPLE, WHEAT, RUST, SCAB

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