I. N. Kashaija

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Banana (Musa AAA) and plantain (Musa AAB) are important dietary staples for over 70 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. Banana weevil (Cosmopolites sordidus) and nematodes (Radopholus similis, Helicotylenchus multicinctus) are often the largest constraints to production. Leguminous crops in the genera Canavalia, Mucuna and Tephrosia have been reported as(More)
The decline of cooking banana production in parts of East Africa hasbeen associated with a loss of soil fertility and increased pest pressure.Previous work indicated that the use of mineral fertilizers at recommendedratesis not financially viable on plantations where pest pressure is high. Theobjectives of this study were to determine the effects of half(More)
Banana (Musa AAA) production is declining in central Uganda. A decline in soil fertility is often cited as one of the causes of the declining production. From 1996 to 1998, we studied banana yield responses to N and K fertilization at three sites in Uganda, where plantations ranged in age from 8 to 50 years. Phosphorus was applied to all treatments at 25 kg(More)
Potato production in Uganda is being affected by rainfall fluctuations in both timing and amount, resulting into inadequate soil moisture availability and low productivity. Also, potato production is expanding into locations at lower altitudes, where drought is more common. Therefore, drought stress mitigation measures and coping mechanisms need to be(More)
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