Hugh Harries - Tropical Tree Crops Agronomist


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1978 [and other occasions]

International Council on Lethal Yellowing


1968-78 (living & working); 1986, 1992, 2000 & 2002 (visiting)

Coconut Industry Board, Jamaica. Botanist/Plant Breeder. Development and propagation of new, high-yielding, disease resistant and windstorm tolerant F1 hybrid coconuts. Variety collection, conservation and evaluation in replicated trials. Devised novel techniques for coconut pollen collection, processing and application.

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1978, 2000 & 2005

To advise on coconut LY disease research and fresh-nut export.

Waters, H., Romney, D.H. & Harries, H.C. (1980) Cuba: Lethal yellowing disease of coconuts. FAO Plant Prot. Bull. 28, 139-141.

Harries, H.C., Carrodeguas, A & Romney D.H. (1978) Fruit component analysis of coconut varieties varieties in Cuba.

Dominican Republic


Identification of lethal yellowing pest free area; samples taken for confirmatory PCR analysis.

Harries, H.C., Herasme-C., J & Hichez Frias, E. (2001) Why lethal yellowing has not become epidemic in the Dominican Republic. Palms 45 (2) 92-96.



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