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NEMATODE COMMUNITY STRUCTURE AS INFLUENCED BY LAND USE AND INTENSITY OF CULTIVATION
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Changes in the nematode community structure, as exhibited by diversity indices, may be a reflection of real differences in the soil characteristics and changes in ecosystem functions.
Effect of soil fertility management practices on nematode destroying fungi in Taita, Kenya
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The effect of soil fertility management practices on nematode destroying fungi was investigated for three seasons in Taita, Kenya using the soil sprinkle technique and isolates were identified using the key described by Cooke and Godfrey (1964).
Co-occurrence and diversity of soil trichoderma and fusarium species from different land use intensities in Machakos county, Kenya
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There was a clear negative correlation between Trichoderma and Fusarium occurrence and diversity and it was revealed that disturbance had a positive effect on FUSarium but a negative one on Trichodma.
Effect of soil fertility management practices and Bacillus subtilis on plant parasitic nematodes associated with common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris
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It can be concluded that the plant parasitic nematodes associated with common bean can be maintained at levels below economic threshold using B. subtilis combined with cow manure, an integration which also demonstrated conservation of the nematode diversity.
INFLUENCE OF SOIL FERTILITY AMENDMENT PRACTICES ON EX-SITU UTILISATION OF INDIGENOUS ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI AND PERFORMANCE OF MAIZE AND COMMON BEAN IN KENYAN HIGHLANDS
TLDR
Comparison of inoculating crops with indigenous AMF applied applied singly or combined with other Soil Fertility Amendment Practices (SFAP) on root colonisation and subsequent performance of maize and common bean found bean crop was more responsive to AMF inoculation than maize in terms of yield.
Effect of Land Use on Abundance and Diversity of Nematode Destroying Fungi and Soil Nematodes in Embu County, Kenya
TLDR
It can be concluded that land use influences the diversity of nematode destroying fungi and nematodes in the soil.
INCIDENCE OF PESTS AND DISEASES AFFECTING BANANA IN A COMMERCIAL BANANA PRODUCTION SETTING IN KENYA
A decline in productivity has been reported in areas that were previously regarded as the pivots of banana production in Kenya. The purpose of this study was to identify the major biotic constraints
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