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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 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 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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