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Diseases affecting oil palm

Code: 9781838794729
Elizabeth Alvarez, CIAT, Colombia

Chapter synopsis: The oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) is one of the world’s major sources of edible oil and a precursor of biodiesel fuel. This chapter reviews the oil palm diseases which act as a major production constraint in West Africa, South East Asia and South and Central America. The chapter also describes the characteristics of these key diseases and highlights the methods that are currently being applied to control them.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2017.0018.14
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Oil palm basal stem rot (BSR) disease, Ganoderma spp. 3 Oil palm dry basal rot disease, Thielaviopsis paradoxa 4 Oil palm bud rot disease, Phytophthora palmivora 5 Oil palm vascular wilt disease, Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. elaeidis 6 Oil palm phytoplasma diseases in South and Central America: lethal wilt disease (LWD) 7 Oil palm phytoplasma diseases in South and Central America: leaf stripe disease (LSD) 8 Oil palm phytoplasma diseases in Asia and Africa 9 Conclusion, summary and future trends 10 Where to look for further information 11 References

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