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Poster: Sustainable uptake of insect proof net tunnels among farmer multipliers: What do we need to consider?

Sweetpotato production in Tanzania is hampered by high virus incidences. These viruses exercise synergistic interactions leading to up to 98% yield losses. Further, this makes their control difficult. It is therefore important to equip farmers with simple and affordable technologies which they can use to manage the spread of SPVD such as insect proof net tunnels.This poster presents a study on parameters that affect the technical feasibility of net tunnels. The main observation from the study was that the net tunnel technology could be cascaded down to farmer-multipliers successfully provided there is proper management.

Authors: Mlay D.P., Jeremiah S.C., Mayanja O., Margaret McEwan, Saleh H., Omar S., Mlay D.P., Jeremiah S.C., Mayanja O., Margaret McEwan, Saleh H., Omar S.

Contributors: Administrator, Administrator

Pages: 1

Publisher: International Potato Center

Publication Date: September2015

Rights: Open access

Keywords: Net tunnels, seed system, SPVD, Sweet potato virus disease, Tanzania

HOW TO CITE

Ogero, K.O., Mlay, D.P., Jeremiah, S.C., Mayanja, O., McEwan, M., Saleh, H. and Omar S. Sustainable uptake of insect proof net tunnels among farmer multipliers: What do we need to consider? International Potato Center (CIP).