Hugh Harries - Tropical Tree Crops Agronomist


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Harries, H.C, Herasme-C., J. & Hichez Frías, E. (2001) Reasons why lethal yellowing disease of the coconut palm has not become epidemic in the Dominican Republic. Palms 45(2) 92-96.

Maramorosch, K. & Harries, H.C. (2000) Prevention of lethal yellowing disease of coconut palms. J.Trop.Agr


Harries, H.C., Baudouin, L., Meerow, A. & Cardeña, R. (in prep) Floating, boating and introgression: molecular diagnostics and the ancestry of coconut palm populations on Pacific islands. In: B. Pickersgill "Crops & Cultures in the Pacific". Society for Economic Botany symposium, Hawaii, 2001

Harries, H.C. et al (in prep) A confident future for the coconut in Latin America and the Caribean. CORD

Harries, H.C. (in prep) The long term perormance of F1 hybrid coconuts produced by mass controlled pollination. J Plantation Crops


Harries, H.C. (2000) Coconut. In: F.T. Last (ed) Treecrop Ecosystems [of the World]. Elsevier.

Harries, H.C. (2000) Coconut In: Kiple et al (eds) The Cambridge Historical, Geographical & Cultural Encyclopaedia of Human Nutrition.


Harries, H.C. (1999) Does clonal coconut material have a potential use in any agricultural system? Pp431-436. In: C. Oropeza et al (eds) Current Advances in Coconut Biotechnology, Kluwer, Dordrecht.

Harries, H.C. (1999) Report of the International Phytopathology/Virology Consultant on the establishment of a lethal yellowing quarantine control area (LYQCA) and a lethal yellowing pest free area (LYPFA) in the Dominican Republic. Tech. Consult. Rep. Levantamiento de areas amenazadas por amarillamiento letal TCP/DOM/8823. FAO, Santo Domingo.

Harries, H.C. (1999) Disease resistant coconuts for the new millenium. International Produce Journal 8(3) 10.

Harries, H.C. (1999) (Editor with P.Jones, S.Warokka & D.Alorerung) Proceedings of the Workshop on Lethal Diseases of Coconut caused by Phytoplasma and their importance in Southeast Asia. BALITKA, Manado, Indonesia, February 1998.

Harries, H.C. (1999) Practical application of the endemic resistance of indigenous coconuts to phytoplasma diseases, pp.95-98. In: D. Allorerung et al (eds) Proc. Workshop on Lethal Diseases of Coconut caused by Phytoplasma and their importance in Southeast Asia. BALITKA, Manado, Indonesia, February 1998.

Ashburner, G.R. & Harries, H.C. (1999) Identifying markers for domestic-type coconut palms in segregating populations by applying generalised linear models to genetic resource data. In: P. Langridge et al (eds) Proc. 11th Australian Plant Breeding Conference, Adelaide, Volume 2, pp. 77-78.

Harries, H.C. (1999) From the bookshelf: "La culla del cocco". CocoInfo International 6(2)

Harries, H.C. (1999) From the bookshelf: "Die Gefasse aus Kokonuss in Mitteleuropa: 1250-1800". CocoInfo International 6(1), 11-12.




Harries, H.C. (1998) On the common origin in Southeast Asia of phytoplasma associated diseases of coconut. CORD 14(1), 1-25.

Harries, H.C. (1998) From the bookshelf: "Le cocotier: culture, industrie et commerce dans les principaux pays de production". CocoInfo International 5(2) 15-18.

Harries, H.C. (1998) From the bookshelf: "Coconuts: the consols of the East". CocoInfo International 5(1), 10-13.

Harries, H.C. (1998) Economic harvesting of tropical tree crops. The Planter: 74 (864), 157-163.

Harries, H.C. (1998) EU Review mission report: Pacific Regional Agricultural Programme, Production and dissemination of improved coconut cultivars

Harries, H.C., Kusolwa, P.M., Millanzi, K.J. & Masawe, P.A.L.M. (1998) A cashew breeding programme for Tanzania. In: C. Topper et al (eds) Proc. International Cashew & Coconut Conference, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, February 1997. Reading University.

Harries, H.C. (1998) Breeding phytoplasma disease resistant coconut: alternative field exposure trial strategies. In: C. Topper et al (eds) Proc. International Cashew & Coconut Conference, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, February 1997. Reading University.


Janssen, R. & Harries, H.C. (1997) Date palm and frankincense in Somalia: rehabilitation of production & marketing in the coastal area of the Bari region. SAWA Projects & Consultancy report, recommendations and project proposals submitted to the EC Somalia Unit, Nairobi, Kenya.

Harries, H.C. (1997) Growing coconuts in Africa: resistance to lethal yellowing-like diseases. pp. 139-146 In S.J. Eden-Green & F. Ofori (eds) Proceedings International Workshop on Lethal Yellowing- like Diseases of Coconut. Elmina, Ghana, November 1995. Chatham, UK, Natural Resources Institute

Kullaya, A., Mpunami, A., Harries, H.C., Schuiling, M. & Kaisa, D. (in press) Lethal disease screening in Tanzania and prospects for rehabilitation pp. 163-172 In S.J. Eden-Green & F. Ofori (eds) Proceedings International Workshop on Lethal Yellowing- like Diseases of Coconut. Elmina, Ghana, November 1995. Chatham, UK, Natural Resources Institute




Harries, H.C. & Jackson, D.K. (1996) Data organization for the cashew breeding programme. Unpublished report, Naliendele Agricultural Research Institute, Tanzania.

Martin, P.J., Topper, C.P., Bashiru, R.A., Boma, F., de Waal, D., Harries, H.C., Kasuga, L.J., Katanila, N., Kikoka, L.P., Lamboll, R., Maddison, A.C., Majule, A.E., Masawe, P.A., Millanzi, K.J., Nathaniels, N.Q., Shomari, S.H., Sijaona, M.E. & Stathers, T. (1996) Cashew nut production in Tanzania: constraints and progress through integrated crop management. Crop Protection 16(1) 5-14.


Harries, H.C. (1995) The genetics of durable resistance to lethal yellowing disease. In: C. Oropeza et al (eds) Lethal Yellowing: Research & Practical Aspects, Kluwer Academic Publishers pp. 149-171.

Harries, H.C. (1995) Coconut: In J. Smartt & N.W. Simmonds (eds) Crop Plant Evolution (2nd edition), Longman pp. 389-394


Harries, H.C. (1994) A challenge to the APCC: make the coconut competitive in the 21st century. In: B.B. Pangahas (ed) Coconut Industry into the 21st century. Proc. XXXI COCOTECH Meeting, July 1994, Chieng Mai, Thailand. Asian & Pacific Coconut Community, Jakarta.

Harries, H.C. (1994) Is the tree with 1001 uses ready for the year 2001? CocoInfo International 1(1), 11-13.




Harries, H.C. & Almeida T., E. (1993) Coconut as a fresh fruit. International symposium on tropical fruit, Brasil, November 1993.

Behrens, R., Kabonge, P.M.D., Mwinjaka, R.S. & Harries, H.C. (1993) Coconuts and agroforestry. Agroforestry Today 5(1), 4-5.

Harries, H.C. (1993) Coconut: In R. Macrae, R.K. Robinson & M.J. Sadler (eds) Encyclopaedia of Food Science, Food Technology & Nutrition. Academic Press, London.

Krain, E. Issa, J.A., Kullaya, A. & Harries, H.C. (1993) The coconut palm in East Africa 2. The Pemba Dwarf in Zanzibar. Palm Enthusiast 10, []

Zizumbo-V., D., Hernandez-R., F. & Harries, H.C. (1993) Coconut varieties in Mexico. Economic Botany 47(1) 65-78.

Harries, H.C. & de Taffin, G. (1993) Coconut improvement (in Papua New Guinea) ACIAR project 9025. Review Panel Report.




Harries, H.C. (1992) Biogeography of the coconut palm. Principes 36 (3) 155-162.

Harries, H.C. (1992) Breeding coconuts resistant to MLO, viroid and virus diseases. In: K. Maramorosch (ed) Plant diseases of viral, viroid, mycoplasma and uncertain etiology. Chapter 11 pp. 174-184. New Delhi.

Harries, H.C. (1992) Coconut genetic resources: overview. In Coconut Genetic Resources. IBPGR International Crop Network Series 8.

Harries, H.C. (1992) Improvement of the coconut palms on the Royal Razat Farm, Salalah in the Sultanate of Oman. Second visit.

Krain, E., Issa, J.A., Kullaya, A., Harries, H.C. & Schuiling, M. (1992) The natural and economic history of coconut in Zanzibar. Int. symp. Zanzibar.

Lepofsky, D., Harries, H.C. & Kellum, M. (1992) Early coconuts in Mo'orea, French Polynesia. J. Poly. Soc. 101(3),299-308.

Schuiling, M. & Harries, H.C. (1992) The coconut palm in East Africa 1. The East African Tall. Palm Enthusiast 9(3), 22-35.

Schuiling, M., Mpunami, A. Kaisa, D.A. & Harries, H.C. (1992) Lethal disease of coconut palm in Tanzania. 3. Poor resistance of introduced varieties. Oléagineux 47


Harries, H.C. & Benjamin, C. (1991) Consultancy Report on ADB Smallholder Oil Palm Productivity Study, Papua New Guinea. Landell Mills Associates.

Harries, H.C. (1991) Improvement of the coconut palms on the Royal Razat Farm, Salalah in the Sultanate of Oman. September 1991

Harries, H.C. (1991) The ISHS Coconut Registration Authority Principes 35 (3), 154-155.

Harries, H.C. (1991) Vulnerability of the coconut genetic resources of Africa. Proceedings, First BuroTrop seminar on coconut in Africa, Arusha, Tanzania.

Harries, H.C. (1991) Wild, domestic and cultivated coconuts. In: A.H. Green (ed) Coconut production: present status and priorities for research. World Bank Technical Paper No. 136.




Harries, H.C. (1990) Malesian origin for a domestic Cocos nucifera. In P.Baas et al (eds) The Plant Diversity of Malesia 351-357.

Harries, H.C. (1990) Origin, evolution, genetic diversity and biosystematics of coconut. IBPGR Training Course on the Collection, Conservation and Characterisation of Coconut Genetic Resources. Albay, Philippines.

Harries, H.C. (1990) Thinking about coconut breeding programmes. CORD 6 (2), 17-33.

Zizumbo V., D. & Harries, H.C. (1990) Variedades y disponibilidad de germoplasma de Cocos nucifera L. en Mexico. In: M.L. Robert & D. Zizumbo V. (eds) La problemática del amarillamiento letal del cocotero en México. Centro de Investigacion Cientifica de Yucatan, Mexico.


Harries, H.C. (1989) Coconut as a tropical fruit. Aspects of Applied Biology 20, Tropical Fruit - technical aspects of marketing. Ass. Appl. Biol, UK.

Harries, H.C. (1989) Coconut germplasm development in Indonesia. FAO (consultancy report).



de Nucé de Lamothe, M., Gordon, G.H. & Harries, H.C. (1989) Coconut improvement (in Papua New Guinea). ACIAR Project 8442. Review Panel Report.

Harries, H.C. (1989) Further recommendations for hybrid seed garden operations. SACRAC (consultant report).

Harries, H.C. (1989) Genetic improvement of coconuts in Tanzania. GTZ (consultancy report).

Harries, H.C. (1989) Lethal yellowing disease of coconut palm in Mexico. FAO (consultancy report).

Harries, H.C. (1989) Lethal yellowing disease of coconuts in Jamaica: history, strategy & results. In: Analisis Sobre la Problematica del Amarillamiento Letal del Cocotero, CICY, Merida.

Harries, H.C. (1989) Opportunities for tissue culture of date palm and other traditional crops in the Sultanate of Oman. ODA (consultancy report).

Harries, H.C. (1989) Overcoming constraints to the practical use of clonal coconuts. In: Sumit de Silva (ed) Coconut Production and Productivity. APCC 25th COCOTECH Meeting, Bangkok.

Harries, H.C. (1989) Prospects for date production in the Republic of Djibouti. ODA (consultancy report).


Baker, A., Chand, V. & Harries, H.C. (1988) Coconut industry in Salalah plain, Sultanate of Oman: feasibility study. Landell Mills Associates Ltd (consultancy report).

Harries, H.C. (1988) Cod and chips - coconut and soap: is there a connection? Fish Friers Review October 1988, p22.

Harries, H.C. (1988) Promise, performance and problems of F1 hybrid coconuts. Proceedings, International Symposium on Coconut Breeding & Management, Kerala Agricultural University, Trichur, India.

Harries, H.C. (1988) Recommendations for hybrid seed garden operations. SACRAC (consultant report).




Harries, H.C. (1987) Breeding F1 hybrid coconuts: re-evaluation before re-collection. AAB Meeting, Churchill College, Cambridge (unpublished)


Harries, H.C. (1986) Coconut. In: Guidelines for Seed Exchange and Plant Introduction in Tropical Crops (ed. J. Leon & L.A. Withers. FAO Plant Production & Protection Papers No. 76


Buckley, R. & Harries, H.C. (1984) Self-sown, wild type coconuts from Australia. Biotropica 16, 148-151.

Gruezo, W.S. & Harries, H.C. (1984) Self-sown, wild-type coconuts in the Philippines. Biotropica 16, 140-147.


Harries, H.C. (1983) A ten point coconut nursery programme to avoid germination problems. Planter 59, 207-214.

Harries, H.C. (1983) The coconut palm, the robber crab and Charles Darwin: April Fool or a curious case of instinct? Principes 27, 131-137.




Harries, H.C. (1982) Coconut genetic resources and the plant breeder: new approaches to collection, use and storage. In: R.B. Singh & N. Chomchalow (eds) Genetic resources and the Plant Breeder. IBPGR/SABRAO 113-118.

Harries, H.C. (1982) Coconut varieties. Indian Coconut J. 12 (11), 3-10.

Harries, H.C. (1982) Use of wild plants in crop improvement - coconut. IBPGR (1982)

Harries, H.C., Thirakul, A. & Rattanapruk, V. (1982) Coconut genetic resources of Thailand. Thai. J. Agric. Sci. 15 (2), 141-156.


Harries, H.C. (1981) (as Niu Haari) In defense of technonuts Cocomunity Newsletter.

Harries, H.C. (1981) Germination and taxonomy of the coconut palm. Ann. Bot. 48, 873-883.

Harries, H.C. (1981) Milkbottle on the doorstep of mankind. Int. Bot. Cong. Sydney, Australia (unpublished).

Harries, H.C. (1981) Practical identification of coconut varieties Oleagineux 36,63-72.

Harries, H.C. (1981) Report of a visit to Vanuatu by the ODA Liason Officer. ODA report (unpublished)

Harries, H.C. (1981) The antiquity of the coconut in Western Borneo. J. Sarawak Mus. XXXIX (50), 239-242.



Harries, H.C. (as Niu Haari) (1981) Coconut breeding: a review of work since 1972. Principes 25, 47-53.


Harries, H.C. (1980) Malayan coconuts in the Caribbean: Caribbean coconuts in Malaysia. Proc. Int. Conf.Cocoa & Coconuts, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1978) 508-510.

Harries, H.C. (1980) The natural history of the coconut (in Jamaica). Jamaica J. 44, 60-65.

Harries, H.C. (as Niu Haari) (1980) Collaborative Operations to Control Outbreaks Needing Urgent Treatment to Prevent And Limit Malignant Spread. Cococommunity Newsletter Q. Suppl. 30 June 1980. APCC/QS/33/80 1-3.

Harries, H.C. (as Niu Haari) (1980) The dry bud rot - coconut stem necrosis controversy. Cocomunity Q. Suppl. APPC/QS/33/80, 1-4.

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




Arnold, A.J. & Harries, H.C. (1979) Hybrid coconut seed production: a review of equipment and techniques. World Crops 31,12-16.

Harries, H.C. (1979) Making and using a collection of coconut varieties. Phil. J. Coconut Studies 4, 19-24.

Harries, H.C. (1979) Nuts to the Garden of Eden. Principes 23, 143-148.

Harries, H.C. (1979) Targets for coconut breeding programmes. FAO 5th Technical Working Party on Coconut Production Protection and Processing, Manila, Philippines.


Harries, H.C. (1978) Lethal yellowing disease of coconuts in global perspective. Phil. J. Coconut Studies 3, 1-4.

Harries, H.C. (1978) On the apparent non-susceptibility of coconut seedlings to lethal yellowing disease CIB Discussion paper (unpublished)

Harries, H.C. (1978) Quarantine regulations and international transfer of coconut seednuts and pollen. 11th Sess FAO PPC SEAPR, Nepal.

Harries, H.C. (1978) The evolution, dissemination and classification of Cocos nucifera. Botanical Review 44, 265-320.

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

Richardson, D., Harries, H.C. & Balsevicius, E. (1978) Variedades de cocoteros en Costa Rica Turrialba 28,87-90.




Harries, H.C. (1977) Coconut hybrid seed production in Costa Rica. CIB (unpublished)

Harries, H.C. (1977) Coconut. In W.B.Hewitt & L. Chiarappa (eds) Plant Health and Quarantine Problems Arising in International Genetic Resources Transfer. pp223-244. CRC Press Cleveland, USA.

Harries, H.C. (1977) Conservation of coconut genetic resources: sampling strategy. 3rd SABRAO Congress, Canberra, Australia: Plant Breeding papers 1 Genetic resources pp12-16.

Harries, H.C. (1977) Mycoplasmas in coconut palms? CIB discussion paper (unpublished)

Harries, H.C. (1977) Palm climbing. Principes 21, 176-177.

Harries, H.C. (1977) Sixteenth century dissemination of the coconut palm Isis 68, 605-606.

Harries, H.C. (1977) The Cape Verde region (1499 to 1549); the key to coconut culture in the Western Hemisphere? Turrialba 27, 227-231.

Harries, H.C. (1977) The vulnerability of coconut genetic resources in Africa FAO Technical Consultation on Oilseed crops in West and Central Africa. Benin, Nigeria.


Dabek, A.J., Johnson, C.G. & Harries, H.C. (1976) Mycoplasma-like organisms associated with coconut palms in West Africa. PANS 22,(3) 354-358.

Johnson, C.G. & Harries, H.C.(1976) Results of a recent survey of Cape St. Paul wilt and Kainkope Disease in West Africa Ghana J. Agric Sci. 9, 125-129.

Harries, H.C. (1976) (as Chairman) Report of the Coconut Working Group to the International Board for Plant Genetic Resources. AGPE: IBPGR/76/10.



Harries, H.C. (1976) Coconut hybridisation by the Policaps and Mascopol methods. Principes 20, 136-147.


Harries, H.C. (1975) Coconut breeding and international research in agriculture 4th FAO TWP Coconut Production Protection and Processing. Kingston, Jamaica.

Harries, H.C. (1975) Proposals for the utilization of coconut germplasm collections. Workshop on Palm Breeding. FAO, Rome.


Harries, H.C. & Romney, D.H. (1974) Maypan: an F1 hybrid coconut variety for commercial production. World Crops 26, 110-111.

Harries, H.C. (1974) Natural symptom remission of lethal yellowing disease of coconut. Tropical Agriculture 51 (4) 575-567.

Harries, H.C. (1974) Oil crops: Coconut. In.J.Leon (ed) Handbook of Plant Introduction in Tropical Crops FAO Agricultural Studies. 93,65-74.

Harries, H.C. (1974) The performance of F1 hybrid coconuts in Jamaica. J. Plant. Crops (India) 2, (2) 15-20.




Harries, H.C. (1973) Pollen collection from coconut flowers by means of a fluid bed dryer. Euphytica 22, 164-171.

Harries, H.C. (1973) Selection and breeding of coconuts for resistance to diseases such as lethal yellowing. Oleagineux 28, 395-398. (see also Indian J. Genet.[1974] 34A,66-74)


Harries, H.C. (1972) Isolation bags fitted with screw caps to simplify cross- pollination. Euphytica 21, 117-120.


Harries, H.C. & de Poerck, R. (1971) Coconut: classification of genetic resources for introduction and conservation. Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter 25, 26-27.

Harries, H.C. (1971) Coconut varieties in America. Oléagineux 26, 235-242.

 Harries, H.C. (1971) Report on a visit to Ivory Coast.CIB (unpublished)

Harries, H.C. et al (1971) The Malayan Dwarf. Farmer, Jamaica 76, 379-383.




Harries, H.C. (1970) Report on a visit to Colombia. CIB (unpublished)

Harries, H.C. (1970) The Malayan Dwarf supersedes the Jamaica Tall coconut. I Reputation & performance. Oléagineux 25, 527-531.


Harries, H.C. (1969-1978) (as Convenor) FAO Coconut Breeders Consultative Committee Yearly Progress Report on Coconut Breeding. 10 annual issues.


Harries, H.C. (1968) Coconut introductions, local varieties and hybrids in Jamaica 2. Incidence of lethal yellowing disease. FAO 3rd Technical Working Party on Coconut Production Protection and Processing, Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

Harries, H.C., Romney, D.H. & Smith, R.W. (1968) Coconut introductions, local varieties and hybrids in Jamaica 1. Frond production and foliar analysis of young palms. FAO 3rd Technical Working Party on Coconut Production Protection and Processing, Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

Harries, H.C. (1968) Tomato plant habit mutants in relation to crop production Rep. GCRI 1967,125-130.

Pelham, J & Smith, J.W.M. & Harries, H.C. (1968) The use of disease resistance in glasshouse tomato NAAS Quarterly Review 81, 19-26.




Harries, H.C. (1965) Breeding tomato varieties resistant to Fusarium and Verticillium wilts; a progress report. Rep. GCRI 1964 115-124.


Ohler, J.G., Mogea, J.P. & Harries, H.C. (in preparation) An original account of the coconut palm: the Palma Indica Major of Rumphius.

Harries, H.C. (in preparation) 500th anniversary of the coconut in the Western Hemisphere (1499-1999)

Harries, H.C. (in preparation) Botanical aspects of hominid evolution. Symposium on Four million years of Hominid evolution in Africa, Arusha, Tanzania, August, 1993.

Harries, H.C. (in preparation) Coconut taxonomy - Kew 1993

Harries, H.C. (in preparation) The sound of surprise - naming the coconut.

Harries, H.C. (in preparation) Coconut (Third edition of Child's monograph) for Blackwells.