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Cover for Biological control.

Parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is susceptible to herbivory, but there are no herbivores or pathogens in the introduced ranges that are known to exert any critical impact on parthenium weed. Classical biological control, using host-specific (highly selective) natural enemies introduced...

Author(s)
Dhileepan, K.; McFadyen, R.; Strathie, L.; Naeem Khan
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
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 Risk of uncontrolled importation of seed potato from Europe to East and Central Africa: what are the policy options?

Potato (Solanum tuberosum) is an important food and cash crop. It is among the 10 strategic staple crops for food and income security in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA). Its importance continues to rise due to increased urbanization, change in eating habits and uptake of processed potato products...

Author(s)
Kaguongo, W.; Rwomushana, I.; Kashaija, I. N.; Ntizo, S.; Kabira, 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 Disease management, especially viruses in potato and sweetpotato.

Potato (Solanum tuberosum) and sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) are the fourth and seventh most important crop plants. Both are important subsistence crops in East Africa and complement each other since their growth requirements differ. Potato and sweetpotato are vegetatively propagated, making them...

Author(s)
Valkonen, J. P. T.; Kreuze, J. F.; Ndunguru, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Communication approaches for sustainable management of banana Xanthomonas wilt in East and Central Africa.

The East and Central African region has been devastated by a banana Xanthomonas wilt epidemic caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum. Xanthomonas wilt is widespread in Uganda, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania, and has been confirmed as present in...

Author(s)
Tinzaara, W.; Karamura, E.; Blomme, G.; Jogo, W.; Ocimati, W.; Kubiriba, J.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Socio-economic impact of coffee wilt disease.

This chapter describes the severity and incidence of coffee wilt disease (Gibberella xylarioides) in East and Central Africa and discusses its impact on coffee production and productivity as well as its contribution to income, foreign currency, employment and livelihood.

Author(s)
Musebe, R. O.; Njuki, J.; Mdemu, S.; Lukwago, G.; Shibru, A.; Saiba, T.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936419)
Type
Book chapter

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