Establishment of cacao farms in Nigeria is difficult mainly because of a severe dry season of three to four months.
The results of three field trials designed to study and select progenies for good Establishment Ability are reported here. Good Establishment Ability was found in the wild Upper Amazon populations Nanay, Iquitos and Parinari, in Trinitario populations and the Scavina progeny.
KeywordsPlant Physiology Field Trial Nigeria Amazon Population Cacao Farm
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