Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Short Communication Volume 4 Issue 4

First Report of Cophinforma atrovirens and Trichoderma ghanense Associated with Inflorescence Dieback of Cashew and Soil in Nigeria

Dele Omoyele Adeniyi1,2*, David Adedayo Animasaun1,2 and Olusola Thomas Oduoye3

1Plant Pathology Section, Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan, Nigeria
2Department of Plant Biology, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
33National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB), Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Dele Omoyele Adeniyi, Department of Plant Biology, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.

Received: March 09, 2020; Published: April 13, 2020


  Cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale L.) is a plant of great economic value not only to growers but other players in the value chain. The crop is mostly cultivated for the nut and can thrive in many agro-ecologies of Nigeria. A case study survey of major cashew plantations and soils of major growing areas in North Central, Nigeria comprising of Oro (Kwara State) and Ejule (Kogi States) showed typical symptom of dieback on cashew panicles recorded in around 35% and 45% of established cashew trees in the plantations respectively. This disease situation typically referred to as inflorescence dieback of cashew in Nigeria, and this also occur on cashew seedlings both in the nursery and newly established fields. This disease condition and incidence has earlier been associated with Lasiodiplodia species, while the isolated fungi from the soil have priorly been classify as Trichoderma harzianum. The molecular study in this situation depicts the organisms as Cophinforma atrovirens and Trichoderma ghanense respectively in which very close morphological resemblances were observed.



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Citation: Dele Omoyele Adeniyi., et al. “First Report of Cophinforma atrovirens and Trichoderma ghanense Associated with Inflorescence Dieback of Cashew and Soil in Nigeria". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.5 (2020): 25-27.


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