Cultural control of banana weevils in Ntungamo, southwestern Uganda

S.H. Okech, C.S. Gold, F. Bagamba, M. Masanza, W. Tushemereirwe, J. Ssennyonga

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Abstract

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and the Uganda National Banana Research Programme tested and evaluated selected cultural management options for the banana weevil through on-farm farmer participatory research in Ntungamo district, Uganda between 1996 and 003. A farmer adoption study of these cultural practices was also undertaken. Tested technologies included: (1) pseudostem trapping; () soil fertility and water management practices (grass mulch, soil and water conservation bunds and farm yard manure); and (3) crop sanitation (destruction of crop residues that serve as breeding grounds for banana weevils). This paper reports on the efficacy of these controls, as well as farmers' observations on the feasibility of their adoption. The difficulties in carrying out farmer participatory research in highly heterogeneous banana stands are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFarmer-participatory testing of integrated pest management options for sustainable banana production in Eastern Africa
Place of PublicationMontpellier, France
PublisherThe International Network for Improvementof Banana and Plant
Pages116-128
ISBN (Print)9782910810740
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventWorkshop on Farmer-participatory testing of IPM options for sustainable bananproduction in Eastern Africa -
Duration: 8 Dec 20039 Dec 2003

Workshop

WorkshopWorkshop on Farmer-participatory testing of IPM options for sustainable bananproduction in Eastern Africa
Period8/12/039/12/03

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