Francis C. Brentu

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Citrus Black Spot (CBS), caused by Guignardia citricarpa, was detected for the first time in Ghana and in West Africa. The disease was first observed in the Eastern Region in 1999 with typical disease symptoms including hard spot, virulent spot and false melanose were observed on several citrus species. A survey revealed that the disease has reached(More)
Citrus in Ghana are seriously affected by gummosis, which causes trunk cankers and tree death. The disease was originally related to Phytophthora parasitica but more recently to Lasiodiplodia theobromae. The aetiology of citrus gummosis in Ghana was reassessed in the same locations surveyed by previous studies. Phytophthora citrophthora was confirmed as the(More)
Pseudocercospora fruit and leaf spot (PFLS) of citrus, caused by Pseudocercospora angolensis, was recently described in Ghana and has spread in most citrus-growing areas of the country. A survey of PFLS incidence was conducted in the Eastern Region. Orchards were georeferenced and data on altitude, annual mean temperature, and annual precipitation were(More)
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