Advances in Main Diseases and Insect Pests of Areca Palm
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Chinese Journal of Tropical Crops ›› 2021, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (11): 3055-3065.DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-2561.2021.11.002

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Advances in Main Diseases and Insect Pests of Areca Palm

MENG Xiuli, SONG Weiwei, TANG Qinghua, NIU Xiaoqing, LI Chaoxu, ZHONG Baozhu, LYU Chaojun, HUANG Shanchun, QIN Weiquan*()   

  1. Coconut Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences / The Innovation Platform for Academicians of Hainan Province, Wenchang, Hainan 571339, China
  • Received:2021-08-17 Revised:2021-10-08 Online:2021-11-15 Published:2021-12-24
  • Contact: QIN Weiquan


Areca catechu L. is not only a kind of important tropical medicinal plant but also the second largest cash crop in Hainan, China. Diseases and pests are crucial factors damaging the yield and quality of areca nuts. There are a lot of achievements in the diseases and pests control of A. catechu in recent years. This paper summarized the research progresses of eight diseases and five pests of A. catechu and proposed the problems and prospects, which would provide a reference for the researchers and growers.

Key words: Areca catechu L., diseases and pests, symptoms, pathogens, integrated control

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