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An assessment of cassava African mosaic disease in South Africa and Swaziland

Published in: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
Volume 2, issue 3, 1985 , pages: 169–170
DOI: 10.1080/02571862.1985.10634163
Author(s): T.N. TrenchDepartment of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, Republic of South Africa, M.M. MartinDepartment of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, Republic of South Africa, E.A. HemmesAnglo American Centre for Cassava Research, Republic of South Africa

Abstract

A preliminary assessment of the distribution of African mosaic disease (AMD) in cassava in Natal, Transvaal and Swaziland suggests that at present the threat to commercial plantings in Natal has been contained through (i) commercial establishment of cassava in an area where AMD is almost absent from nearby subsistence plantings, and (ii) the wholesale eradication elsewhere of AMD-suspect commercial cassava.

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