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Farmer evaluation of biocontrol methods against rootknot nematodes in tomatoes

McLeod, Anni; Ndungu, Beth; Karanja, Daniel and Karanja, Peter (2002) Farmer evaluation of biocontrol methods against rootknot nematodes in tomatoes. In: Powell, Jane and et al. (Eds.) Proceedings of the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference, Organic Centre Wales, Institute of Rural Studies, University of Wales Aberystwyth, pp. 123-124.

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This report was presented at the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference. Root-knot nematodes in tomatoes cause financial loss to Kenyan smallholders. While soil fumigation appears to be losing effectiveness two bio-control agents (bcas), Pasteuria penetrans and Verticillium chlamydosporium, appear promising. Participatory budgeting is being used to compare the bcas with chemical and other biological controls on commercial and organic smallholdings.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Colloquium of Organic Researchers; COR; tomato; root-knot nematode; participatory budgeting; Kenya; biological pest control
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Research affiliation: UK
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2002
UK > Univ. Reading, VEERU
Deposited By: Powell, Ms Jane
ID Code:8311
Deposited On:28 Apr 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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