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Investigating the endophytic competency and pathogenicity efficacy of Beauveria bassiana isolates against Chilo partellus Swinhoe (2021)Sorghum bicolor L. Moench (Poaceae) is a cereal crop grown worldwide and playing an important role in human nutrition as well as feed for livestock. Lepidopteran stem borers are the most economically important insect pests that affect sorghum production and their management relies on the use of insecticide chemicals that have adverse effects on humans and biodiversity. The objective of this study was to investigate the endophytytic and pathogenic properties of Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin ...
Use of timelapse photography to determine flower opening time and pattern in banana (Musa spp.) for efficient hand pollination (2021)Sterility and low seed set in bananas is the main challenge to their conventional genetic improvement. The first step to seed set in a banana breeding program depends on pollination at the right time to ensure effective fertilization. This study aimed at determining bract opening time (BOT) to enhance efficient pollination and seed set in bananas. A Nikon D810 digital camera was set-up to take pictures of growing banana inflorescences at five-minute intervals and time-lapse movies were developed ...
A multi-objective model exploration of banana-canopy management and nutrient input scenarios for optimal banana-legume intercrop performance (2021)Bananas on smallholder farmers in the African Great Lakes region are often pruned to illuminate shorter understory intercrops, reducing overall farm profitability. The impact of this practice on environmental and nutritional indicators are not known. This study determined the effect of this practice on operating profit, protein yield, soil organic matter (SOM) balance, and nitrogen input; and the management options for optimal performance of the intercrops. Alternative scenarios for improving soil ...
(University of Ghana, 2016)Several techniques, such as chemical and bio-insecticides have been applied by farmers to control thrips (Megalurothrips sjostedti) damage on cowpea. Many factors, such as improper amount of insecticides to dilute in water, cost and unavailability of insecticides and equipment limit the effective control of these thrips. Incorporating thrips resistant genes into local adapted landraces could increase farmers‘ income. These new lines could be grown with minimal insecticide application. Participatory ...
Response of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.Walp) varieties to Bradyrhizobial strains (USDA 3384 and 3451) and phosphorus levels in the Sudan Savanna of Nigeria (Bayero University, 2017-01)Field trials were conducted during the 2015 wet season at the Bayero University Kano Teaching and Research Farm (110 58’N, 8025’E and 475m above sea level) and National Institute of Horticultural Research Technology (NIHORT) Bagauda (lat. 120 08'N, long. 80 32'E, 500m above sea level). The study was conducted to determine the response of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) varieties to rhizobium and phosphorus levels in the sudan savannah of Nigeria. The treatments consisted of four cowpea varieties ...