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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 Other African fruit: tamarind, marula and ackee.

This chapter on tamarind (Tamarindus indica), marula (Sclerocarya birrea) and ackee (Blighia sapida) covers the following: taxonomy, area of origin and geographical distribution, environmental conditions for growth (soil chemical and physical properties, and climate), plant morphology (whole tree,...

Author(s)
Paull, R. E.; Duarte, O.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937898)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bridging the gap with the CGIAR system-wide program on integrated pest management.

This chapter describes the following aspects of the System-Wide Programme on Integrated Pest (arthropods, vertebrates, pathogens, weeds and other organisms detrimental to agricultural production) Management (SP-IPM), a global network in IPM established by the CGIAR in 1995, with Africa, Asia and...

Author(s)
James, B.; Neuenschwander, P.; Markham, R.; Anderson, P.; Braun, A.; Overholt, W. A.; Khan, Z. R.; Makkouk, K.; Emechebe, A.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996523)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control and management of the alien invasive shrub <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Chromolaena odorata</i> in Africa.

The biological control of C. odorata in Africa is described in this chapter. The introduction of this invasive plant in the continent and the effective agents (including insects and pathogens) for controlling infestation are discussed.

Author(s)
Timbilla, J. A.; Zachariades, C.; Braimah, H.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996394)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The role of biological control in integrated management of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Striga</i> species in Africa.

This chapter discusses the role of biological control and biological control agents (including plant pathogenic fungi and bacteria) in controlling Striga sp. in Africa. The life cycle of the parasitic plant, the use of chemical control, the use of resistant crops and the integrated control of the...

Author(s)
Berner, D. K.; Sauerborn, J.; Hess, D. E.; Emechebe, A. M.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996394)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control of alien plant invaders in Southern Africa.

This chapter discusses the biological control of alien plant invaders in Africa. The effective biological control agents, including pathogens and insects, are presented.

Author(s)
Zimmermann, H. G.; Olckers, T.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996394)
Type
Book chapter

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