Agroclimatic Factors and Cocoa Production

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TABLE OF CONTENTS SUMMARY CHAPTER

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...................................... INTRODUCTION ........................... Geographical Distribution 1.1 ............................. Biology of Cocoa Plant 1.2 Genotype ...................................... 1.3 CHAPTER

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Sunshine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.3 2.4

PRODUCTION

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(YIELD)

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CULTURALPRACTICES CHAPTER

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CLIMATIC ASPECT OF LEAVE PRODUCTION, ............................ GROWTH (FLUSHING) AND ABSCISSION ............................................ Flowering 4.1 ................................. Pod set and Development 4.2 CHAPTER

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ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND COCOA Soils ................................................ 3.1 CHAPTER

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........................... SEASONAL CLIMATIC PATTERN Rainfall.. ...................................... 2.1 .................................... Temperature 2.2

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PESTS ANDDISEASES.............................,.......... Diseases ............................................. 6.2 ...................................... 6.3 Control Measures Pests ............................................... 6.3.1 Diseases ............................................. 6.3.2 CHAPTER

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STRUCTURE . c

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FUNCTIONING

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PROCESS

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CONCLUSION CHAPTER

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RECOMMENDATION

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REFERENCES...............................................

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