Pests, Diseases, Resistance and Crop Protection in Groundnuts

McDonald, D and Raheja, A K (1980) Pests, Diseases, Resistance and Crop Protection in Groundnuts. In: Advances in Legume Research. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, University of Michigan, USA, pp. 501-514. ISBN 9780855212230

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There is an extensive literature on pests and diseases of stored groundnuts and groundnut products but in this paper we concentrate on field pests and diseases. Many of these have been reported in recent years but few have been shown to be important on a world scale. Current research in many countries now emphasises the integration of chemical control with cultural practices and the use of resistant varieties. While the application of pesticides as high- and medium-volume sprays and as dusts has been economic for groundnut farmers in the USA and elsewhere, this has not been the case in much of the tropics where groundnuts are produced on small plots by traditional fanners. Although advances in controlled droplet application techniques could change this situation in the future, there is no doubt that the greatest benefit for the traditional groundnut farmer would be the availability of varieties resistant to the major fungal and viral diseases. Research towards this end should be encouraged and international cooperation increased

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr B K Murthy
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2013 06:27
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2013 06:27
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