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dc.contributor.authorChukwuka, K.
dc.contributor.authorOkechukwu, R.U.
dc.contributor.authorAzorji, J.
dc.identifier.citationChukwuka, K., Okechukwu, R. & Azorji, J. (2013). Farmer perceptions of cassava bacterial blight disease in Oyo State, south-west, Nigeria. African Journal of Root and Tuber Crops, 10(1), 67-74.
dc.description.abstractThe study was specifically undertaken to appraise farmers' perception to cassava bacterial blight disease that ravages cassava in most cassava growing regions of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. The study revealed that majority of the cassava farmers in the sampled area were averagely young, experienced in farming cassava with a fairly good level of education. The study revealed that majority of farmers are not aware that the disease exists in their farms, in most cases it is considered same as senescence of leaves. Most of them have not participated in training addressing cassava diseases. This underscores the need to enlighten farmers on cassava diseases that lead to yield losses, and the need to fully adopt improved genotypes. Adoption of other disease management strategies such as farm sanitation, use of high quality planting materials from known sources need to be regularly communicated to farmers by organizing training programs, workshops, and field days as this would aid reduce severity of disease in farmers' field and thus improve food security.
dc.subjectPlant Diseases
dc.subjectBacterial Leaf Blight
dc.subjectXanthomonas Manihotis
dc.titleFarmer perceptions of cassava bacterial blight disease in Oyo State , southwest, Nigeria
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.contributor.crpRoots, Tubers and Bananas
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Ibadan
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
cg.coverage.regionWest Africa
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and developing country institute
cg.iitasubjectPlant Diseases
cg.journalAfrican Journal of Root and Tuber Crops
cg.howpublishedFormally Published
cg.accessibilitystatusLimited Access

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