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Crop pests & diseases affecting African smallholders – manual

Summary:

This manual provides clear, actionable information on the most important pests and diseases that affect the major food crops grown by smallholder farmers in Africa. Crops covered are: cereals (maize, millet, sorghum, rice), legumes (groundnuts, beans and cowpeas) roots and tubers (cassava, sweet potato, yam) and banana.

For each pest or disease, information is provided on how to recognise the problem, what to do to prevent it occurring and how to control it when it occurs. The management options for each pest or disease are divided into ‘cultural approaches’, such as use of resistant varieties, clean seed, crop rotations and good hygiene in the field, and ‘chemical approaches’, which involve the use of appropriate pesticides. In addition information is provided on the organism that causes the problem and its impact. Finally, a short list of publications and websites is given where additional information can be obtained.

A team of plant health experts has compiled this information; in doing so they have drawn upon the latest research and information available in 2015.

Languages:
English
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Pest manual

OFRA data entry protocol

Summary:

Manual to support data entry into the OFRA shared database which is used as the basis of producing fertilizer optimisation tools.

Languages:
English
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Pest factsheet: African rice gall midge

Summary:

This guide sets out the causes, impact, signs and symptoms of African rice gall midge and offers practical advice on management through prevention and control strategies.

Languages:
English, Swahili / Kiswahili
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Pest factsheet: Mosaic diseases of cowpea

Summary:

This guide sets out the causes, impact, signs and symptoms of mosaic diseases of cowpea and offers practical advice on management through prevention and control strategies.

Languages:
English, Swahili / Kiswahili
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Pest factsheet: Pearl millet rust

Summary:

This guide sets out the causes, impact, signs and symptoms of pearl millet rust and offers practical advice on management through prevention and control strategies.

Languages:
English, Swahili / Kiswahili
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Pest factsheet: Pearl millet downy mildew

Summary:

This guide sets out the causes, impact, signs and symptoms of pearl millet downy mildew and offers practical advice on management through prevention and control strategies.

Languages:
English, Swahili / Kiswahili
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Pest factsheet: Sweetpotato weevil

Summary:

This guide sets out the causes, impact, signs and symptoms of sweetpotato weevil and offers practical advice on management through prevention and control strategies.

Languages:
English, Swahili / Kiswahili
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