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Abstract

Combating cardamom diseases.

Abstract

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) plantations in Kerala, India are severely affected by capsule rot (Phytophthora nicotianae var. nicotianae) and the clump rot (Pythium vexans). Symptoms are described and control with copper oxychloride, Dithane M-45 (mancozeb) and Bayer 5072 (fenaminosulf) are discussed.