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Are millipedes a pest in low-input crop production in north-eastern Uganda?
Farmers’ perception was collected and experimentations were done, through a series of research work between 2000 to 2003 in north-eastern Uganda. This research work included: (i) Field survey on farmers’ knowledge on sweet potato production
and perception of millipede infestation; (ii) Field assessment of pests in sweet potato and other major crops conducted in the planting seasons of 2000 – 2002; (iii) Feeding activity of the East African millipede Omopyge sudanica Kraus, based on no-choice laboratory experiments, and (iv) Comparison of the indigenous cultural practices of piecemeal harvesting and storage roots ‘in-ground on plants’ with one-time harvesting after crop senescence in trials conducted in the planting seasons of 2002 – 2003. There was inadequate information about millipedes in general and possible control strategies in East Africa. Therefore a literature study was also done to gain more knowledge about this animal. All research work has been compiled into a PhD Thesis by Wageningen University in The Netherlands. Five chapters have been published in a peer reviewed journal article and documented in this website under the Crop Management Section. Chapter two specifically has a literature study on millipedes. The whole chapters written in the thesis can be found in this website. Citation: Ebregt, E. 2007. Are millipedes a pest in low-input crop production in north-eastern Uganda? Farmers' perception and experimentation.PhD thesis. Wageningen University, The Netherlands. 168pp. IBSN: 978-90-8504-733-9.
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