Photo 1. Intense yellowing of mid-section fronds. One of them is hanging down because of a broken petiole, whereas the youngest and oldest fronds are still green.
New Hebrides coconut disease. It has also been known as foliar decay Mindus taffini. The name "Mindus taffini" belongs to the planthopper insect that transmits the disease.
Coconut foliar decay nanavirus. The abbreviation is CFDV.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Photo 2 John Randles, Waite Agricultural Research Institute, Glen Osmond, South Australia.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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