Maximising, disseminating and promoting the benefits to farmers of cassava varieties resistant to cassava mosaic disease. Final Technical Report.

Abstract

The project has tested with farmer groups in both Uganda and Tanzania the use of CMD-resistant varieties and different cultural control practices, notably roguing and intercropping with a resistant cassava variety to protect a susceptible one. Field demonstration plots in 5 farmers' fields in Mukono have demonstrated to farmers (and validated for researchers) the lower incidence of CMD in resistant varieties (00067; TME14; TME204 and NASE 10) and in CMD susceptible landraces (Njule; Kabwa) planted amongst a CMD-resistant variety (00067). Resistance was the most effective means of controlling CMD but the cultural control measures did help sustain production of moderately resistant local landraces.

Citation

Gibson, R. Maximising, disseminating and promoting the benefits to farmers of cassava varieties resistant to cassava mosaic disease. Final Technical Report. University of Greenwich, Natural Resources Institute, Chatham Maritime, Kent, UK (2005) 48 pp.

Maximising, disseminating and promoting the benefits to farmers of cassava varieties resistant to cassava mosaic disease. Final Technical Report.

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