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Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw (Cactaceae) is invasive in Laikipia County, Kenya, impacting negatively on biodiversity and livelihoods. To control this invasive plant the biocontrol agent Dactylopius opuntiae (Cockerell) (Hemiptera; Dactylopiidae) 'stricta' biotype was released in 2014. A preliminary...

Author(s)
Witt, A. B. R.; Nunda, W.; Makale, F.; Reynolds, K.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
BioControl, 2020, 65, 4, pp 515-523
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Background: Although Kenya has a relatively high number of registered biopesticide products, little is known about biopesticide use by smallholders. This paper documents farmers' current use and perception of chemical pesticides and biopesticides, their willingness to pay for biopesticides, and the ...

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Constantine, K. L.; Kansiime, M. K.; Mugambi, I.; Nunda, W.; Chacha, D.; Rware, H.; Makale, F.; Mulema, J.; Lamontagne-Godwin, J.; Williams, F.; Edgington, S.; Day, R.
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
Pest Management Science, 2020, 76, 11, pp 3615-3625
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This paper assesses the relative costs and benefits of desiccant beads drying/hermetic storage and alternative drying and storage technologies. The study was conducted in Kenya and Tanzania in areas producing and trading vegetable seeds using a sample size of 280 respondents. The study revealed...

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Musebe, R. O.; Karanja, D.; Bradford, K. J.; Day, R.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria
Citation
African Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 16, 7, pp 992-1006
Abstract

A new distribution map is provided for Delottococcus aberiae (De Lotto). Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae. Host: Citrus spp. Information is given on the geographical distribution in Africa (Eswatini, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe) and Europe (Spain).

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CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, 2020, December, pp Map 850
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Plantwise (PW) is a global programme led by CABI that is improving farmers' livelihoods by providing them with plant health information in order to reduce production losses and increase crop yields. In Kenya the programme was launched by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and...

Author(s)
Chege, F.; Bundi, M.; Likoko, L.; Kainyu, F.; Ringera, E.; Otipa, M.; Karanja, P.; Kimani, M.; Williams, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Working Paper, 2020, 14, pp 21 pp.
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There is a broad consensus that farmers are not simply recipients of promoted techniques: rather, they are also an important source of agricultural innovations. They invent farm tools and equipment, develop new crop varieties, and add value to externally promoted technologies. When scouting,...

Author(s)
Tambo, J. A.; Baraké, E.; Kouevi, A.; Munthali, G. T.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Rural Studies, 2020, 74, pp 133-141
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Following reports of an invasive snail causing crop damage in the expansive Mwea irrigation scheme in Kenya, samples of snails and associated egg masses were collected and sent to CABI laboratories in the UK for molecular identification. DNA barcoding analyses using the cytochrome oxidase subunit I ...

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Buddie, A. G.; Rwomushana, I.; Offord, L. C.; Kibet, S.; Makale, F.; Djeddour, D.; Cafa, G.; Vincent, K. K.; Muvea, A. M.; Chacha, D.; Day, R. K.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
CABI Agriculture and Bioscience, 2021, 2, 11,
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Mobile apps are increasingly being used to answer development challenges around the world. The development opportunities that apps offer is wide-reaching but uptake of the technology varies. This article examines the ease of use and factors impacting user acceptance and behavior when interacting...

Author(s)
Ochilo, W. N.; Ruffhead, H.; Rumsey, A.; Chege, F.; Lusweti, C.; Oronje, M.; Otieno, W.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Agricultural & Food Information, 2019, 20, 3, pp 237-253
Abstract

A new distribution map is provided for Sweet potato feathery mottle virus (Potyviridae: Potyvirus). Main host: sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), but also found in many ornamental plants. Information on the geographical distribution in Europe (Italy, Mainland Italy, Portugal, Spain, Canary Islands,...

Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases, 2020, April,
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A new distribution map is provided for Uromyces ciceris-arietini Jacz. Pucciniomycetes: Pucciniales: Pucciniaceae. Main host: chickpea (Cicer arietinum). Information is given on the geographical distribution in Europe (Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Corsica, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Sicily, Portugal,...

Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases, 2020, April,

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