Other fungicides are more, The maximum number of applications varies from four (cymoxanil by itself) to ten (zoxamide and mancozeb) according, to recommendations in the UK. Current breeding programmes have not yet produced resistant or tolerant plants. Mapping the. Chitedze Agriculture Research Station, Lilongwe, Malawi. Green rosette disease occurs in West Africa and, Angola, Malawi, Swaziland and Uganda. The use of chemicals is rarely justified due to difficulty. in Nigeria, FAO/IBPGR TECHNICAL GUIDELINES FOR THE SAFE MOVEMENT OF CASSAVA GERMPLASM, Cacao FAO/IPAKI Technical guidelines for the safe movement of Germplasm, Field assessment of yam beetle (Heteroligus meles Billb) damage on yam cultivars (Dioscorea spp. disease between crops and spread occurs in irrigation, floodwaters, in wind and rain, and in seed. There are three main reasons, for this difference in Africa: (i) rice crops are often rotated with root crops and legumes, (ii) they are intercropped with, non-hosts, such as sorghum, maize, cassava and vegetables and (iii) there is lower fertilizer use. Check to see if these are available locally. significant losses in yield. The first leaves, (suckers) from an infected stool or mother plant (primary infection) are small and crowded together, and do not arch outwards as in healthy banana plants. (http://bit.ly/1LX3XvF). This page requires Javascript. Mosaic refers to a patchwork of irregular light-coloured areas scattered across the surface of the normal green leaf. There are two main types of moths: pyralid moths, which cause the most damage, and tineid moths. Methods of spread. field will attract and conserve the natural enemies. It is important to stress that the cost of buying, preparing and applying natural and synthetic insecticides at optimal. The risk of halo blight has been reduced in Kenya and Malawi by intercropping maize and beans. It is also potentially dangerous if a friend or neighbour gives a farmer some leftover pesticide in a container other than the. Hand-pick eggs and larvae from the plants and crush them. Roots ‘n’ shoots. edges near the tip of the wings. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, – Where the work or any of its elements is in the public domain under applicable law, that status is, – For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work, ....................................................................................................................................................... 6. metallic containers, old oil drums, mud or cement-plastered basket cribs. Physical barriers, such as string and streamers, may, also work though entail too much work or expense to be practical. This may be. Internally, and there are no fungicides or cultural controls that can be usefully applied against it. as they are at least 15 cm away from the treated seed. for commercial plantations, but expense, availability and strategies to prevent fungal resistance, The first sign of the disease is red-brown streaks, parallel to the veins, about 1-5 mm long by 0.25 mm wide. infect tubers. edcenter/intropp/lessons/fungi/Basidiomycetes/Pages/SouthernBlight.aspx). Annals of Applied Biology, (http://www.fao.org/docs/eims/upload/agrotech/2005/sistrc_04_legg.pdf), Offei SK (Undated) Virus and viral diseases of sub-Saharan Africa: analysis of responses to questionnaires by, scientists in sub-Saharan Africa. It is present throughout. These include NERICA 9, 12, 15, 16 and 18, which have done well in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali and Nigeria. Over longer distances, both within and between. storage roots in the field for rats to eat. Pound young leaves or bark, and mix with cooked rice, maize or other bait, or boil the, grains. Some plants may have leaf symptoms while tubers are, unaffected. On older, leaves, pinpoint spots are present that do not expand. The adults lay batches of 30-100 eggs under the edges of leaf sheaths or in long columns up the stem. In the 1990s, the annual loss from the disease in Africa was put at, Groundnut rosette disease occurs throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Field guide and. After harvest, all undersized and rotten tubers should be collected and buried deeply or burnt. Nevertheless, in North and South America, the Caribbean and Africa there are documented instances of the, disease affecting crops grown for seed with yield losses of between 20 and 40%. Host plants include beans, cowpeas and other legumes like lablab and kudzu. Dashes may also occur on midribs and the main trunk of, The initial symptoms of a secondary infection can be mistaken for a nutrient deficiency or abiotic (physical not, biological) stress. The moths are active at night; during the day they hide on leaves, stems and plant debris, with. Survival of these fungi occurs on volunteer groundnut plants, and infected crop debris. CABI Crop Protection Compendium. The spots expand parallel to the leaf veins and, on susceptible varieties, are light brown to grey, to 70 mm long and 4 mm wide. They cause an ear rot with mouldy growth, Use clean seed for planting. The fungus has a wide host range. Groundnut pegs are also. After harvest, collect all the plant debris and destroy it, or use it as fodder if this is usual practice in the area. Small holes in straight lines on the young leaves. obvious virus symptoms, particularly leaf mosaics and mottling. Control, methods include spraying fenthion, an organophosphate, but this also kills non-target birds and, the pesticide needs careful handling. This indicates that there are different races of the fungus, and at. resistant varieties, and attention to some cultural practices that reduce the length of time that leaves are wet and can, For planting, choose areas that have good drainage, avoiding those with heavy clay soils where surface water remains, for some time after rains. Caterpillars may be seen when flowers are opened. grass research. We are continually adding to this section, so keep posted! CABI Crop Protection Compendium. With regards to the storage diseases, the use of Tecto (Thiabendazole), locally made dry gins or wood ash before storage has been found to protect yam tubers against fungal infection in storage. Insecticidal oils can also be used, such as those containing paraffin or neem extract (2% by volume). Intercropping with maize and use of 2-3. year rotations with non-legume crops are other preventive options reported to be effective. Plant Disease Identification Guides. Remove alternative host plants, such as morning glory. Sometimes large irregular blotches form; ‘shot-, holes’ occasionally develop. impacts as uncontaminated land would be cleared for cultivation, and difficult-to-grow varieties abandoned. should be used in combination with cultural techniques. Potato powdery mildew also produces a similar growth but without the rapid death of leaves and decline of the, plant. They produce powdery masses of spores, on cobs, pre- and post-harvest, but can also be present without any mould production. Plants become stunted and grain production, if it occurs at all, is poor: a consequence of distorted and shrivelled ears. The cotton bollworm is considered to be one of the most important pests worldwide, attacking over 200 species of. Adults lay eggs into the leafstalks (petioles). Clean up haulms to prevent the insects from over seasoning in the crop residues. Such a campaign would also involve cutting down healthy banana plants. The epidemics of the disease that occurred at this time were the result of intensive rice, cultivation – irrigation, monoculture and use of high-yielding, but highly susceptible, Asian varieties. their heads pointing down towards the ground. fed to livestock or dried on the ground under full exposure of the sun’s heat. South Africa mixtures of benzimidazoles and triazoles are used, and more recently strobilurins. Check with a. hand lens: septoria leaf spots, caused by another fungus, do not have a powdery appearance; ascochyta blight, another damaging fungus disease of cowpea, has leaf spots with circles within circles (concentric) and no powdery, surface. Resistant varieties are available for African rice (, For prevention, neighbouring farmers should ideally plant at the same time to reduce the availability of new plants for, emerging adult midges to infest and persist. (http://www.new-ag.info/en/focus/focusItem.php?a=3184). The difference appears in the margins of the leaf streaks: those of bacterial leaf streak are straight, whereas. Resistant varieties of cotton, pigeonpea and chickpea have been released. Both early and late leaf spots are present wherever groundnuts are grown, including all parts of Africa. Cowpea is an important protein source in sub-Saharan Africa. ‘Onion’ or silver shoots are the most, noticeable symptom of infestations and this is unique to the gall midge. Blast (leaf and collar rot). cotyledons. There is no chemical treatment for controlling the disease. Streaks also occur, on the leaf sheaths and the stems of susceptible varieties. via seed. The cassava green mite has a number of natural enemies that can be used for biological, : Use of chemicals by smallholders is often not possible due to the cost. The caterpillars drop from the plant to pupate inside a silk cocoon, 3-15 cm deep in the soil. feeding puncture wounds are a sign of pod-sucking bugs. Reduction in tuber production has a profound impact on farmers who depend on a crop, which is a traditional bulwark against drought and famine. paler before the edges go brown and dry inwards. T, tested plants growing as sterile tissue cultures following the FAO/IBPGR (1991), Cassava showing bunches of leaves, typical of, Brown vascular tissues are seen on witches’ broom. More recently short duration Spanish types, suitable for eastern and southern, Groundnut with small distorted leaves and severe, In recent years, the international agricultural research centres have released rosette resistant groundnut varieties in many, African countries, e.g. The decision to, use a pesticide needs to be based on the severity of the problem, the presence of natural enemies and the economic value of. Rotating crops with non-host plants can significantly reduce the populations; if, the weevils have nothing to feed on they will die. The adults are 3-4.5 mm in length and grey and reddish-brown. Check if these are available from local seed, If the measures outlined are not effective or tolerant varieties are not available, rotate groundnuts with other crops to, create a break from recycling rust from one crop to another. metres long. cassava brown streak virus pandemics in Africa. The fungus has a wide host range, attacking other legumes such as ‘true’ beans (, groundnut. yams, cassava) than others (e.g. Gardening in your own yard has major upsides, but it has one really irritating downside: pests and diseases that attack your beautiful plants and delicious homegrown vegetables. beans. The first symptoms are water-soaked spots, little, bigger than a pin-prick, scattered on the leaf blade. Plants are stunted, although less than, Plants with green mosaic have very dark green small leaves, or they have a light and dark green mosaic, and margins, the last crop; (ii) planting at high densities, to cover the soil as quickly as possible (the landing behaviour of aphids, which, spread the disease, is disturbed when the soil is covered); (iii) sowing early in order to produce a crop before the arrival of. Be careful with fertilizer application. Spots expand parallel to the leaf veins: light brown to grey, Pink or red, woolly mould between the ear and the husk, usually starting, Scattering of small yellow areas on leaves which merge; leaf becomes. Seed companies usually do this before seed is sold. health and the environment, as well as being costly and mostly unavailable to smallholders. By contrast, hot water treatment. using a hot water treatment are the next best options. Black or brown lesions on stems and leaf stalks. A partial solution is to remove at least the mouldy part of the ear before storage. as yabas leaf). Black Sigatoka is the most serious leaf disease of banana and plantains, and is widespread throughout the tropics. Feathery, mottle virus symptoms (russet crack strain) on, (Bottom) Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at, large amounts will reduce infection of susceptible varieties if grown nearby. In Uganda, plants have recently been found with phytoplasma that have yellowish leaves and are slightly stunted. stored beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) International Journal of Pest Management, Volume 44, Issue 1, page 1-4. shown that farmers rate this weed as highly damaging, and trials have recorded yield losses of 30 to more than 50%. Survival between crops is in straw and stubble, in or on seed, through volunteer rice. makes tubers unfit for eating and sale. 237-241. Cleaning the storage facility and avoiding storing damaged tubers helps reduce damage. Recently, have been reports of serious outbreaks in Brazil after cultivation became more widespread for cattle feed using minimum. time is short between an aphid sucking up the virus when it feeds on a diseased plant and spreading the virus as it. This causes the tubers to, deteriorate, decreasing the value of the crop. Rainfall linked to germination of wild, grass seeds is used to predict likely growth in flocks and to plan early control interventions. 21, No. Infection by sweet potato chlorotic stunt virus (SPCSV) can result in a mild yellowing or reddening of older leaves and, stunting, as its name suggests. The greater yam beetles are also found on islands in the Caribbean and. In Nigeria, four strains have been described from yam, based on colour, growth in culture, molecular analysis and aggressiveness, one of which may be a new species. It is not effective against common blight. healthy planting material. These are the focus of government investment and action, including funding through the Priority Pest and Disease Planning and Response. Busseola fusca, Chilo partellus, Sesamia calamistis, Photo: Georg Goergen/IITA Insect Museum, Cotonou, Benin. seen: look out for witches’ broom symptoms, as well as stunted plants with abnormal yellow leaves. They, may have a wrinkled appearance and loss of colour. other countries in East and Central Africa but there are no recorded wilt symptoms on ensete outside Ethiopia. intervention is needed when a pest or disease occurs, the safest and most effective options available are listed. Earlier proceedings and papers have been published as books. bacterium; one is sufficiently genetically distinct and more aggressive to be considered a separate subspecies. CABI Crop Protection Compendium: http://www.cabi.org.ezproxy, Striga hermonthica. Dark brown irregular specks or small dark brown circular sunken spots, bordered. Spread occurs mainly from spores released on the wind. The severity of the, disease depends on three factors: the amount of fungus surviving on remains from previous crops, the tolerance/, resistance level of the particular maize variety and, most importantly, The fungus can survive for more than a year between crops on maize debris left above and on the soil surface. The disadvantage is that more than one application may be needed and it can damage. The eggs of the African maize stalk borer are round, flat on top, creamy-yellow in colour and about 1 mm diameter, larvae have no distinct features: they are creamy-white in colour often with a grey or sometimes pink colour and the head, is dark brown. Here's how you know. ASPARAGUS RUST. By contrast, the orange-toothed mole rat occurs in, the moist uplands of Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, T. FARM: Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development. The length of time for development is mostly dependent on availability, of food and the temperature: development time is shorter at higher temperatures. Control options include handpicking and destroying eggs and, The adult moths lay eggs one-by-one or in small groups on the flowers or flower buds and also on the terminal shoots, of young plants. Adding cow dung, Dry rot beneath the skin of white yam tubers. Infonet-Biovision has details of Irish potato varieties available in Kenya (www, There are many sources of extension literature on potato blight, particularly from North America and Europe. destroy half of the products grown in the world. adoption of good practices in the field, such as removal of infected material that could carry the problem over to. Leaves turn brown, dry, and eventually collapse. of storage. bacteria are spread by rain splash, cutting tools and by people and animals brushing against infected plants. Monitoring is extremely important to prevent a severe outbreak. Bacteria may also be transferred as people walk through fields. before taking action and, by then, the damage is far advanced and irreversible. Do not replant previously infested areas while old corms remain in the ground. The adult, emerges from the storage root or stem to search for a mate. Signs of caterpillars include black frass (faecal matter) woven together by silk. Effective quarantine measures have prevented the disease, spreading to Australia. WBF Fighting against banana threats. P, legume flower thrips, Megalurothrips sjostedti (T, Oparaeke A.M., 2006. The more extensive the development of leaf symptoms, the. M. natalensis was the most, frequently involved, either alone or in a few instances with other Mastomys species or with Arvicanthis species. The brown streaks are difficult to see and occur infrequently. Do not plant new crops next to those that have the disease. Use. Plant Pest and Disease Programs PPQ responds to many new introductions of plant pests to eradicate, suppress, or contain them through various programs in cooperation with state departments of agriculture and other government agencies. In 1999, NASPOT, varieties 3, 5 and 6 with resistance were released. In South America, frogskin of cassava has been reported. Early leaf spot is more, common at first. The total. In Delta State, Nigeria. shovels, knives and, ladders) with other growers, and remove debris and soil from machinery, Leaves turn yellow, first at the margins and later hang, Water-conducting parts of the leaf turn red, brown or, farm, even farmers’ own farms. Rice has natural openings at the leaf margins called hydathodes where, excess water passes out of the leaf; leaves have stomata, the breathing pores. There may be similar unidentified species as well. In coastal Kenya, studies have shown that, Several parasitic wasps attack the African pink stem borer, sesamiae, Pediobius furvus, Sturmiopsis parasitica, T, Ants and earwigs are also important natural enemies of stem borers and efforts should be made to maintain habitat to, planted compared to maize, applying granules to the leaf funnels is too labour intensive. Chaffy spikelets should be removed and destroyed to stop the spread of the pest. There is also spread in irrigation waters. Impact depends on when the eight or nine leaves above the ear become infected, and the, amount of disease that develops on them, as these determine 70-90% of the yield: the earlier the infection sets in, the, greater the yield loss. Symptoms of bean flower thrips infestation include distortion, discolouration and shedding of flowers. from crops certified free of bacterial leaf blight and is subject to closed quarantine upon arrival, and further testing for the, In low-input farming systems, where resource-limited farmers can hardly ever afford external inputs, control of bacterial, leaf blight is mainly through the use of resistant/tolerant varieties in combination with sound management practices, such. S. hermonthica is widespread throughout Africa, but is more, common in west, east and central parts of the continent, commonly associated with both sandy and clay soils of low, Striga asiatica. 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