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Cover for Farmer perceptions of the biophysical constraints to rice production in sub-Saharan Africa, and potential impact of research.

This chapter describes farmer perceptions of major biotic (weeds, diseases, insects, birds and rodents) and abiotic (drought, flooding, extreme temperatures, and soil-related constraints, such as non-fertile soil, low organic matter content, poor waterholding capacity, nutrient deficiency, Fe...

Author(s)
Diagne, A.; Alia, D. Y.; Amovin-Assagba, E.; Wopereis, M. C. S.; Saito, K.; Nakelse, T.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Development and evaluation of new sweetpotato varieties through farmer participatory breeding for high altitudes in Kenya.

Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.) plays a significant role in food and nutritional security in Kenya. However, production is constrained by: (i) Sweet potato virus diseases (SPVD) and weevils (Cylas spp.); (ii) shortage of clean planting materials; (iii) lack of suitable varieties for high altitude...

Author(s)
Karanja, L.; Malinga, J.; Ndung'u, J.; Gichangi, A.; Lelgut, D.; Kamundia, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Root knot nematodes and soft rot <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Enterobacteriaceae</i>, two emerging problems of potatoes.

The soft rot Enterobacteriaceae (SRE) and root knot nematodes (RKN) are major pathogens of potatoes and other crops globally; one of the most threatening emerging species of SRE is the newly identified Dickeya solani biovar 3. Using advanced molecular-based technologies for identification and...

Author(s)
Moleleki, L. N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava mosaic.

Although cassava shows resilience against a myriad of pests and diseases, including several of viral aetiology, two virus disease complexes, cassava brown streak disease and cassava mosaic disease (CMD), are the major yield-limiting biotic constraints to its production in sub-Sahara Africa....

Author(s)
Alabi, O. J.; Mulenga, R. M.; Legg, J. P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agronomic practices for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Musa</i> across different agro-ecological zones in Burundi, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.

The Great Lakes countries of East and Central Africa, including Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) are a secondary centre of Musa diversity, especially for East African highland bananas (Musa AAA-EA group) and plantains (ABB). Musa cultivation in this region is...

Author(s)
Ocimati, W.; Karamura, D.; Rutikanga, A.; Sivirihauma, C.; Ndungo, V.; Ntamwira, J.; Kamira, M.; Kanyaruguru, J. P.; Blomme, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pest management in miombo fruit trees.

In this review, the available information on pests and diseases of priority miombo fruit tree species based on published literature and current studies, identify gaps and suggest management options are summarized. The pest complex of most wild miombo fruit tree species is not known and there is...

Author(s)
Sileshi, G.; Barklund, P.; Meke, G.; Bandeira, R. R.; Chilima, C.; Masuka, A. J.; Day, R. K.; Akinnifesi, F. K.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931100)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integration of integrated pest management in integrated crop management: experiences from Malawi.

This chapter presents case studies on integrated crop management in Malawi, which mainly focus on the alleviation of soil fertility and pest (insects, weeds and diseases) problems: Striga infestation of maize-based systems in Malawi and pigeon pea pests.

Author(s)
Snapp, S.; Minja, E.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996523)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Forests and society: sustainability and life cycles of forests in human landscapes.

This book, which contains 8 chapters, provides a framework for the general public, forest managers and policy makers to understand what factors need to be included when working towards using and protecting the world's forests so that they can be sustained. Topics covered include: historical...

Author(s)
Vogt, K. A.; Honea, J.; Vogt, D. J.; Andreu, M.; Edmonds, R.; Sigurdardóttir, R.; Patel-Weynand, T.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930981)
Type
Book
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Cover for Litchi and longan: botany, production and uses.

Litchi and the related fruit longan are grown extensively in China and South East Asia, as well as in Australia, Florida (USA), southern Europe and southern Africa. This book represents the only comprehensive balanced and internationally focused publication on these fruits. It covers all aspects of ...

Author(s)
Menzel, C. M.; Waite, G. K.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996967)
Type
Book

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