Farmers’ Production Constraints, Knowledge of Striga and Preferred Traits of Pearl Millet in Jigawa State, Nigeria

Dawud, M A and Angarawai, I I and Tongoona, P B and Ofori, K and Eleblu, J S Y and Lfie, B E (2017) Farmers’ Production Constraints, Knowledge of Striga and Preferred Traits of Pearl Millet in Jigawa State, Nigeria. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research: D Agriculture and Veterinary, 17 (3). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2249-4626

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Abstract

A participatory rural appraisal was performed in order to identify farmers’ pearl millet production constraints, preferred varietal traits and their knowledge about Striga hermonthica. This was conducted in Dutse (Madobi and Kudai), Birninkudu (Kantoga and Kafingana) and Kiyawa (Karfawa and Shuwarin) local governments of Jigawa state Nigeria. Questionnaires and focus group discussion were used to gather information from 143 respondents. Results shows that the five most important traits selected were resistance to Striga infestation, resistance to downy mildew, tolerance to shattering, good quality local beverage, and tolerance to lodging. The major constraints to production across all the districts were low soil fertility, Striga, downy mildew, and high labour costs. Farmers had a good knowledge about Striga and their control methods across the locations were hand-pulling and or hoe weeding.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : West & Central Africa
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals
Uncontrolled Keywords: pearl millet, production constraints, farmers’ preferred traits, striga hermonthica
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets > Pearl Millet
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2017 08:34
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2018 11:27
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/10375
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