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Diseases affecting tea plants

Code: 9781838796136
G. D. Sinniah, Tea Research Institute, Sri Lanka

Chapter synopsis: Tea plantations are attacked by a number of pathogens which reduce yields and shorten the lifespan of tea bushes. This chapter reviews major diseases which pose a threat to tea production. It considers recent advances in disease diagnosis, understanding of host-pathogen interactions and management strategies. Finally, it aims to pinpoint gaps in our knowledge and provide guidelines for future research programmes.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2017.0036.12
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Foliar diseases affecting tea 3 Stem diseases affecting tea 4 Root diseases affecting tea 5 Development of resistance: resistance of fungi to fungicides and tea plants to diseases 6 Recent advances in the management of tea diseases 7 Advances in the molecular biology of tea diseases 8 Disease forecasting for tea 9 Conclusion 10 Future trends 11 Where to look for further information 12 References

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