Promotion of an IPM strategy for maize grey leaf spot (GLS) in East Africa
|Coordinating organisation:||CABI Africa Regional Centre|
To address awareness of Grey Leaf Spot amongst small-scale maize farmers and extensionists in East Africa, and to increase awareness of the widespread availability of maize varieties which are resistant to GLS, and to other management strategies.
Knowledge generated by the project R7566 concerning the epidemiology of Grey Leaf Spot, together with existing literature, was used to design, develop and promote an integrated pest management strategy for GLS. The strategy is based on a combination of 'raising awareness' of the disease, coupled with a 'basket of options' for effective management of the disease, including the use of cultural methods for the removal of crop debris, soil fertility and recommendations concerning host resistance. The management strategy was validated through a series of farmer-participatory training activities in selected areas in Kenya and Zimbabwe.
|Budget (in &euro):||77009|
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|Last editing:||2006-07-18 13:08:18|