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Combating Corynespora Rubber Leaf Fall Disease (C 2009)

 

 

Corynespora Leaf Fall Disease (CLFD) is a serious fungal disease that has an adverse economic impact on producers. Losses in earnings of some USD 100 million have been reported on rubber plantations with clones susceptible to CLFD. Objectives of the project are: a) To improve productivity through the use of higher yielding and disease-resistant clones to CLFD; b) To reduce production costs, particularly with regard to CLFD control; c) To generate and disseminate Integrated Pest Management techniques for CLFD; and, d) To minimise losses caused by CLFD. Direct beneficiaries are rubber producers in the participating countries of India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar. Research institutes in these countries will also benefit directly through the use of funds to augment their research initiatives on CLFD control and in particular the farming community will benefit through the extension of research findings.