FAO Plant Protection Bulletin (1993) 41, 73-90
J. Kannaiyan and H.C. Haciwa (1993)
Diseases of food legume crops and the scope for their management in Zambia
FAO Plant Protection Bulletin 41 (2), 73-90
Abstract: This paper deals with research carried out from 1983 to 1991 on diseases of food legume crops and the scope for their management in Zambia. The three major crops, groundnut, bean and cowpea, are covered in detail along with the results of a smaller study on the minor food legume crops: bambara groundnut, pigeon pea and chickpea. The relative prevalence and importance of various diseases of these crops has been determined on the basis of disease surveys taken in farmers' fields in the major agro-ecological zones and on-station studies of yield losses. Research progress on host-plant resistance, economic application of fungicides and scope for cultural practices are discussed. Future research priorities for food legume-crops pathology in Zambia are also outlined.
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