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Effect of maize intercrop plant densities on yield and β-carotene contents of orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes

Despite efforts to demonstrate the value of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) (Ipomoea batatas L.) and quality protein maize (Zea mays L.) in combating vitamin A and protein malnutrition, small land holdings by rural poor farmers still limit the crops’ overall production in Africa. As such, intercropping and optimum plant density in …

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Pest damage in sweet potato, groundnut and maize in north-eastern Uganda with special reference to damage by millipedes (Diplopoda)

Pest damage in NE Uganda

Field experiments were conducted in Soroti District, north-eastern Uganda, an area with two rainy seasons per calendar year, the first one with long, reliable rains and a second one with short, less reliable rain. The trials were with sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lamk), groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) and maize …

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