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Cover for Towards a better understanding of biophysical determinants of yield gaps and the potential for expansion of the rice area in Africa.

This chapter provides an overview of rice production systems in Africa and their distribution as a function of spatial variability of climate (agroecological zones) and soils on the continent. The current status of knowledge with respect to yield gaps and disease epidemics is discussed, and the...

Author(s)
Saito, K.; Nelson, A.; Zwart, S. J.; Niang, A.; Sow, A.; Yoshida, H.; Wopereis, M. C. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Managing the major diseases of rice in Africa.

This chapter provides an overview of rice diseases identified in Africa and their importance, with emphasis on rice blast (Pyricularia oryzae [Magnaporthe grisea]), rice yellow mottle disease (rice yellow mottle virus), and bacterial blight (Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae). The potential for...

Author(s)
Séré, Y.; Fargette, D.; Abo, M. E.; Wydra, K.; Bimerew, M.; Onasanya, A.; Akator, S. K.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The occurrence and impact of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phytophthora</i> on the African continent.

This chapter reviews the occurrence, importance and potential threats of Phytophthora to agriculture and natural ecosystems in Africa. The late blight of potato and tomato caused by P. infestans, black pod disease caused by P. palmivora and P. megakarya, avocado root root caused by P. cinnamomi, ...

Author(s)
Nagel, J. H.; Gryzenhout, M.; Slippers, B.; Wingfield, M. J.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640938)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Development of ELISA for the detection of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Xanthomonas campestris</i> pv. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">musacearum</i>, the causal agent of BXW: banana Xanthomonas wilt.

Rabbit polyclonal antibodies (PAbs) were produced against a pure isolate of Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum (Xcm), which is the causal organism of banana Xanthomonas wilt (BXW) disease of banana (Musa spp.) in the Great Lakes region of Africa. Anti-Xcm PAbs were used to develop a direct...

Author(s)
Nakato, G. V.; Akinbade, S. A.; Kumar, P. L.; Bandyopadhyay, R.; Beed, F.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integration of molecular markers in rice improvement: a case study on resistance to <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Rice yellow mottle virus</i>.

This chapter focuses on the application of molecular tools for the improvement of resistance to Rice yellow mottle virus (RYMV), which is endemic to Africa and can cause up to 80% yield loss in some rice cropping systems. The identification of the first major resistance gene (RYMV1) is also...

Author(s)
Ndjiondjop, M. N.; Albar, L.; Sow, M.; Yao, N.; Djedatin, G.; Thiemélé, D.; Ghesquière, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Durable cisgenic resistance to <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phytophthora infestans</i> in potato, and perspectives for applications in Africa.

Late blight caused by Phytophthora infestans is a major constraint in potato production. A promising strategy to combat late blight in potato is to combine different resistance genes to achieve durable resistance. Resistance genes from wild relatives can be introduced by breeding or by...

Author(s)
Gheysen, G.; Heremans, B.; Droogenbroeck, B. van; Custers, R.; Vossen, J. H.; Visser, R. G. F.; Jacobsen, E.; Hutten, R.; Haverkort, A. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integration of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in vitro</i> techniques in informal seed production systems of potato in Africa.

Presently, Asia and Europe are the world's major potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) producing regions, accounting for more than 80% of world production. Harvests in Africa and Latin America are far smaller, with productivity of around 11-12 t/ha and 16 t/ha, respectively, in comparison with North...

Author(s)
Kumar, V. A.; Kumar, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Concluding remarks.

This concluding chapter reviews the achievements made by the Regional Coffee Wilt Programme (RCWP) in terms of enhancing the knowledge about the biology of the coffee wilt pathogen (Gibberella xylarioides), the extent of its spread and its impact on the livelihoods of smallholder producers across...

Author(s)
Flood, J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936419)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This introductory chapter provides information on the status of coffee wilt disease (caused by Gibberella xylarioides) in different African countries and its biology, epidemiology and control.

Author(s)
Flood, J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936419)
Type
Book chapter

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