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New type of coconut to stand tall against wilting disease

The Lunuwila Coconut Research Institute has taken steps to introduce a type of coconut known as Kundira which has been found to be resistant to the wilting disease.The Director General of the institute, Dr. Jayantha Gunathilake stated that this variety of coconut named Kola Kundira Usa is now being introduced.Dr. Jayantha Gunathilake stated that this new type of coconut has proven to be resistant to the wilting disease.He stated that even though it is not a type of coconut which has a commercial value, it could be used for household purposes.The Director General of the Lunuwila Coconut Research Institute stated that 14,000 saplings of this variety have been supplied to planters in Galle and Matara districts.


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