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dc.contributor.authorMwangi, M.
dc.contributor.authorNjau, N.
dc.contributor.authorMbaka, J.
dc.contributor.authorKahuthia-Gathu, R.
dc.contributor.authorMuasya, R.
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-02T12:18:52Z
dc.date.available2014-07-02T12:18:52Z
dc.date.issued2010-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/10276
dc.description.abstractBanana is an important crop whose production faces major challenges, especially pests and diseases. A banana pests survey was carried out in Eastern and Central Provinces of Kenya. Results showed Fusarium wilt as the most widespread disease, especially where variety Gros Michel dominated. Sigatoka, cigar end rot and Armillaria corm rot appeared not to significantly reduce yields. A new potentially devastating disease was observed and is under investigation. Weevils and nematode effects were observed, but most farmers were probably not aware of their impacts. Use of uncertified seedlings is a major factor in spreading these pests and pathogensen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectBananas,en_US
dc.subjectDiseases,en_US
dc.subjectPestsen_US
dc.titleBiotic constraints to banana production in Eastern and Central Provinces of Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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