Diseases of groundnut in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and their management

Subrahmanyam, P and Wyk, P S van and Kisyombe, C T and Cole, D L and Hildebrand, G L and Chiyembekeza, A J and Merwe, P J A Van der (1997) Diseases of groundnut in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and their management. International Journal of Pest Management, 43 (4). pp. 261-273. ISSN 0967-0874

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Groundnut is an important food and cash crop in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, and is grown largely by smallholder farmers under low input conditions. Constraints are many and varied, both between and within the member states, but diseases are generally regarded as major constraints to groundnut production throughout the region. A large number of fungal, viral, nematode, and bacterial diseases of groundnut have been reported. Most of the diseases are widespread, but only a few of them are economically important on a regional basis. In this paper, the current distribution and economic importance of leaf spots, web blotch, rust, gray mould, pod rots, blackhull, Sclerotinia blight, stem rot, seedling diseases, aflatoxin contamination, rosette, groundnut streak necrosis, pod nematode, and pod scab nematode diseases, and various options (chemical control, host-plant resistance and cultural practices) for their management, are briefly reviewed. Future research needs on groundnut diseases in the region are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2011 05:02
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2013 09:44
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/1646
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