Areca farming gets organic farming emphasis through bee keeping. Areca plantation is one of the best honey producing environment with antioxidant honey ingredients. Through cross pollination yield improvement is promising for increased income.
Arecanut diseases are mainly due to fungal infection. Phytophthora, Colletotrichum, Ganoderma and Phyllostica cause diseases such as fruit rot, inflorescence die-back, stem rot and leaf spots. Integrated disease management along with garden cleaning can save the crop.