The infection affects coconut of all stages: nursery to the end of the production cycle. Young palms are more susceptible to infection more so during monsoon seasons.The disease is reported to be economically important in Indonesia, the Philippines, India, the Pacific Islands and Jamaica. It often causes severe economic impact to the growers due to loss of entire trees.
PhytosanitaryPlanting materials imported from high risk areas should be sent for quarantine and molecular diagnosis before arrival into respective countries. P. palmivora is a soil-borne pathogen. Importation of potting material/soil from high risk countries requires monitoring.
Resistant VarietiesThe tolerance to bud rot varies between varieties. Malayan yellow and red dwarf varieties are susceptible to bud rot caused by Phytophthora palmivora, but hybrids with dwarf and tall parents are less so. The Polynesian Tall and Rennell Tall have good tolerance.