Piecemeal versus one-time harvesting of sweet potato in north-eastern Uganda with special reference to pest damage
Abstract:In north-eastern Uganda, the sweet potato crop of small subsistence farmers is severely affected by many pests, including (rough) sweet potato weevils, nematodes and millipedes. Field experiments with sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) were conducted at Arapai Station in Soroti District, north-eastern Uganda in three consecutive seasons to study the differences between the indigenous practice of harvesting piecemeal in combination with storage ‘in-ground on plants’ and one-time harvesting after crop senescence, with special reference to damage caused by sweet potato weevils (Cylas spp.), rough sweet potato weevils (Blosyrus spp.), millipedes (Diplopoda) and nematodes. For further information, please read the full article in this sweetpotato knowledge portal. Citation: Ebregt, E., P.C. Struik, B. Odongo and P.E. Abidin 2007. Piecemeal versus one-time harvesting of sweet potato in north-eastern Uganda with special reference to pest damage NJAS-Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences 55:75-92.
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|Subject||Piecemeal vs one time harvest; sweetpotato; pest damages|
|Publisher||NJAS - Wageningen of Life Sciences, 2007|
|Type||peer reviewed journal artcile|
|Rights||Wageningen University, The Netherlands|