July 2014. An update on the Bogia disease of coconuts after an inception meeting of an ACIAR project to investigate vectors, and other matters. Thanks to Luigi Guarino and the Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog, and Hugh Harries (Coconut group) for bring this report to our attention.
“The same phytoplasma is suspected to affect other palm crops, such as oil palm and betel nut” this statement by Luigi about the disease affecting oil palm is not true. This should read “sago palms and confirmed in betel nuts”.