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Detection and control of Ganoderma boninense : strategies and perspectives


Hushiarian, Roozbeh and Yusof, Nor Azah and Dutse, Sabo Wada (2013) Detection and control of Ganoderma boninense : strategies and perspectives. SpringerPlus, 2. art. no. 555. pp. 1-12. ISSN 2193-1801


The oil palm, an economically important tree, has been one of the world’s major sources of edible oil and a significant precursor of biodiesel fuel. Unfortunately, it now faces the threat of a devastating disease. Many researchers have identified Ganoderma boninense as the major pathogen that affects the oil palm tree and eventually kills it. But identification of the pathogen is just the first step. No single method has yet been able to halt the continuing spread of the disease. This paper discusses the modes of infection and transmission of Ganoderma boninense and suggests techniques for its early detection. Additionally, the paper proposes some possible ways of controlling the disease. Such measures, if implemented, could contribute significantly to the sustainability of the palm oil industry in South East Asia.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Institute of Advanced Technology
Institute of Bioscience
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1186/2193-1801-2-555
Publisher: SpringerOpen
Keywords: Ganoderma boninense; Oil palm tree; Basal stem rot disease.
Depositing User: Umikalthom Abdullah
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2014 06:27
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2015 01:13
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/30251
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