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dc.contributor.authorMasanza, M.
dc.contributor.authorGold, C.S.
dc.contributor.authorVan Huis, A.
dc.contributor.authorRagama, P.E.
dc.identifier.citationMasanza, M., Gold, C.S., Van Huis, A. & Ragama, P.E. (2004). Use of crop sanitation for the management of the banana weevil in Uganda. Uganda Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 9(1), 636-644.
dc.description.abstractRemoval and destruction of banana crop residues after harvest has been widely recommended for the control of banana weevil, cosmopolites sordidus control. However, there is scanty information of the actual effect of this practice on the banana weevil populations and damage. This study aimed at investigating the effect of crop sanitation on the population dynamics of this pest and its associated damage. Laboratory and field studies were conducted in Uganda to study the biology and ecology of this pest on crop residues. We found that corns are the most attractive of all residues parts. Fresh residues were most attractive bot oviposition occured on residues up to 120 days after harvest. An on-farm study of the effect of crop sanitation on populations and corn damage was conducted through farmer paticipatory trials in Ntungamo distrist, Uganda. Increase in sanitation level from low to high significantly reduced banana weevil adult populations, lowered corn damage, increased plant maturation rates and increased yields. The data suggest that improved sanitation management can contribute to C. sordidus control and improved banana productivity.
dc.description.sponsorshipRockefeller Foundation
dc.subjectCrop Residues
dc.titleUse of crop sanitation for the management of the banana weevil in Uganda
dc.typeJournal Article
cg.contributor.affiliationWageningen University and Research Centre
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
cg.coverage.regionEast Africa
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and advanced research institute
cg.iitasubjectPlant Diseases
cg.iitasubjectDisease Control
cg.iitasubjectPlant Health
cg.accessibilitystatusLimited Access
cg.reviewstatusPeer Review

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