Cocoa Tree pruning

To ensure a better yield, pruning is of the utmost importance; a tree that produces too much wood will never produce great quantities of cocoa pods. Pruning ensures access to light that encourages growth and yield. Pruning will also reduce risk of disease, as trees with too many long branches are more subject to disease.

 

Sanitary cocoa bean harvesting

This method consists of collecting any unhealthy and damaged pods and burying them in the ground. This puts a stop to the propagation of “brown rot”. Also buried pods act as natural compost for the surrounding cocoa trees.