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Critical Issues in Plant Health: 50 Years of Research in African Agriculture

Critical Issues in Plant Health: 50 Years of Research in African Agriculture

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Publisher Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited
Year 01/02/2019
Edition First
Pages 492
Version hardback
Readership level College/higher education
Language English
ISBN 9781786762320
Categories Plant pathology & diseases, Agricultural science
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Plant health covers topics such as the safe handling and movement of germplasm and seed, as well as the range of biotic threats faced by crops and the ways they can be managed to optimise yields and ensure safety and quality in crop production. These threats include viral, bacterial and fungal diseases as well as the impact of insect pests and weeds. This collection summarises 50 years of research on plant health by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to improve the health of crops in Africa. The first part of the book reviews general issues such as pest and disease surveillance and the range of viruses affecting key African crops. Part 2 summarises key research on improving the health of major crops such as cassava, maize, yams and cocoyams, bananas and plantains, legumes, vegetables and tree fruits. The final part of the book discusses ways of improving integrated pest management of insect pests, diseases and weeds in sub-Saharan Africa. This unique book brings together some of the world's leading experts on plant health in sub-Saharan Africa to review progress in dealing with the range of biotic threats faced by African farmers, and will be a standard reference on improving the management of pests and diseases in developing countries. "With concerns about climate change, loss of biodiversity and the need to feed an ever-growing human population, the book provides a valuable reference on the need to develop IPM giving greater emphasis to the environment. This is necessary with the future of farming changing with new technology, including precision agriculture, digitalisation, robotics and new genetic engineering technology." International Pest Control - review by Emeritus Professor Graham Matthews, Imperial College London, UK

Critical Issues in Plant Health: 50 Years of Research in African Agriculture

Table of contents

Part 1 Managing threats to plant health
1.Key challenges in plant health in sub-Saharan Africa: stakeholder priorities: Kenton Dashiell, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria;
2.Introduction: meeting challenges in plant health in sub-Saharan Africa: Peter Neuenschwander and Manuele Tamo, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Benin;
3.Disease surveillance, diagnostics and germplasm health in crop protection: P. Lava Kumar, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria; James P. Legg, IITA, Tanzania; Maria Ayodele, IITA, Nigeria; George Mahuku, IITA, Tanzania; and Alejandro Ortega-Beltran and Ranajit Bandyopadhyay, IITA, Nigeria;
4.Conserving and exploiting biodiversity in crop cultivation in sub-Saharan Africa: Georg Goergen and Peter Neuenschwander, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Benin; and Danny Coyne, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Kenya;
5.Viruses affecting African crops and their vectors: James P. Legg, IITA, Tanzania, P. Lava Kumar, IITA, Nigeria; George Mahuku, IITA, Tanzania, Everlyne Wosula, IITA, Tanzania; Livia Stavolone, IITA, Nigeria; Eugene Terry, New Markets Lab, USA; and Nilsa Bosque-Perez, University of Idaho, USA;

Part 2 Plant health in practice: managing threats to key African crops
6.Identifying and managing plant health risks for key African crops: cassava: Muaka Toko and Peter Neuenschwander, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Benin; J. Steve Yaninek, Purdue University, USA; Alejandro Ortega-Beltran, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria; Andre Fanou and Victor Zinsou, Universite de Parakou, Benin; Kerstin D. Wydra, Erfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany; Rachid Hanna and Appolin Fotso, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Cameroon; and Ouorou Douro-Kpindou, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Benin;
7.Identifying and managing plant health risks for key African crops: maize: Ranajit Bandyopadhyay, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria; Kitty F. Cardwell, Oklahoma State University, USA; Alejandro Ortega-Beltran, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria; Fritz Schulthess, Rheinstrasse 160, Switzerland; William Meikle, USDA-ARS, USA; Mamoudou Setamou, Texas A&M University, USA; and Peter J. Cotty, USDA-ARS, USA;
8.Identifying and managing plant health risks for key African crops: yam, taro and cocoyam: Babatima Djana Mignouna, IITA, Benin

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