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Clean orchards to reduce Asian fruit fly


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Zambia
,
August
2013
Clean orchards to reduce Asian fruit fly
Recognize the problem
The Asian fruit fly is a small fly, about 8 mm in length, with yellow and small
dark brown to black markings on its wings. Larvae, also called maggots, feed
inside the fruits. Damage symptoms are dark spots on the fruits, rotting of
fruits, or falling of fruits. Fruit flies cause devastating damage to...

plantwise.org

Neem against whiteflies in cotton


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Zambia
,
August
2013
Neem against whiteflies in cotton
Recognize the problem
Whiteflies are a major pest of cotton, and if not controlled can cause high yield
losses. Whiteflies are tiny sucking insects which disturb the growth of leaves
and cause them to curl. Whiteflies are difficult to control as they usually fly
away or hide under leaves when sprayed.
Background
Neem trees are...

plantwise.org

Warm water treatment of cassava mealybug


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Zambia
,
August
2013
Warm water treatment of cassava mealybug
Recognize the problem
Cassava mealybug is a serious insect pest of cassava. This pest is woolly, oval,
whitish-pink and about 3-5 mm long. It feeds on the tip of plants which
reduces the growth of leaves and tubers. It can cause up to 50% loss of tubers
and 100% loss of leaves. This pest looks like white cotton wool and is...

plantwise.org

How to export as a small-scale farmer


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Zambia
,
August
2013
How to export as a small-scale farmer
Recognize the problem
Farmers often earn too little money for their produce. Export of agricultural
produce is a good business. Currently this benefits briefcase businessmen who
make huge profits but small-scale farmers could also export. A huge market
within the region exists.
Background
Zambia is exporting various...

plantwise.org

Neem against early blight in tomato


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Zambia
,
November
2013
Neem against early blight in tomato
Recognize the problem
Early blight is a fungal disease that can occur at any stage of the tomato plant.
The fungus makes brown to black spots on leaves. The spots are concentric
(layered rings that grow outwardly). If it attacks the plants early, no fruits are
produced. If it attacks after flowering, then the fruits are also...

plantwise.org

Red Sunhemp against nematodes in tomatoes


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Zambia
,
August
2013
Red Sunhemp against nematodes in tomatoes
Recognize the problem
Nematodes are small worms which live in the soil and cannot be seen with the
naked eye. When they infect the plant, they cause swellings on the roots of
host crops, such as tomatoes. This disturbs the uptake of nutrients from the
soil through the roots to the rest of the plant. Attacked plants grow...

plantwise.org

Staking of tomato


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Zambia
,
August
2013
Staking of tomato
Recognize the problem
Tomato stems are weak in nature and therefore tend to log if not well
supported. This can cause diseases as well as difficulties in carrying out field
operations.
Background
Staking is a way of helping tomato plants to stand uprightly by giving them
support. This will create space for good air circulation, as well as ease...

plantwise.org

Sustainable management of the Fall Armyworm in Africa: a framework for partnership


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Sustainable management of the Fall Armyworm in Africa
A framework for partnership
(Version 2nd March 2018)
Executive summary
The Fall Armyworm (FAW) has invaded and quickly spread across Africa, infesting millions of
hectares of smallholder maize, millet, and sorghum fields. FAW can cause significant yield
losses if not well managed or in the absence of natural biological control. The direct actions
that can be taken to manage FAW are...

fao.org

B0D37DF12DB103E4C12570C0003AD590 fao zwe 31jul


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Review of Garden Based Production Activities
For
Food Security in Zimbabwe
A Study for the Food and Agriculture Organisation
Working Group on Gardens
Zimbabwe
July 2005
Review of Garden Based Production Activities for Food Security in Zimbabwe
Greatminds Investments (Pvt) Ltd
TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ....................................................................................... 1
1. Introduction...

reliefweb.int

English 152


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A PLATFORM FOR STAKEHOLDERS IN AFRICAN FORESTRY
SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS OF TREE BREEDING
AND TREE GERMPLASM SUPPLY IN AFRICA: UNDERPINNING SUSTAINABLE FOREST
MANAGEMENT
AFRICAN FOREST FORUM WORKING PAPER SERIES
ISSUE 3 VOLUME 1, 201 7Copyright © African Forest Forum 2017. All rights reserved. African Forest...

afforum.org

IN37100


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EENY-214
Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann)
(Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae) 1
M. C. Thomas, J. B. Heppner, R. E. Woodruff, H. V. Weems, G. J. Steck, and T. R. Fasulo 2
1. This document is EENY-214 (originally published as DPI Entomology Circulars 4, 230 and 273, updated for this publication), one of a series of the
Department of Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date July 2001....

edis.ifas.ufl.edu

N2Africa Zimbabwe cowpea booklet


N2Africa Zimbabwe groundnut booklet


N2Africa Zimbabwe common beans booklet


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Fall Army worm FAW, a dangerous transboundar y pest native to the America s,
has been spreading rapidly to all sub-regions of Africa since 2016, causing significant damage to
crops. Farmer education and community action are critical elements in the strategy to best manage
FAW populations, using an integrated and ecological pest management approach. Farmer Field School
(FFS), a holistic farmer...

fao.org

U3071CoffeeManual


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Pests and Diseases of Coffee in Eastern Africa:
A Technical and Advisory Manual
compiled & edited by
Mike A. Rutherford
CABI UK Centre (Ascot)
and
Noah Phiri
CABI Africa Regional Centre (Nairobi)Acknowledgements
The authors would like to thank all those who contributed towards the
preparation of this manual, in terms of provision of information, photographic
material and advice. Gratitude is also extended to the United Kingdom...

r4d.dfid.gov.uk

00001270


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Citrus Greening
Roberts and Brlansky. December 2007.
NPDN Publication No. 0025
Citrus Greening
or
Huanglongbing

Introduction

Distribution

Symptoms

Host

Vector

Management
Introduction

Original observations of the disease were
made by farmers in southern China in the late
1800s

Citrus greening was confirmed in Florida in
2005

The Chinese name, Huanglongbing, meaning
yellow shoot or yellow dragon refers to the
leaf yellowing...

swfrec.ifas.ufl.edu

ASHC English Maize A5 colour lowres


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Frederick Baijukya, Lydia Wairegi, Ken Giller, Shamie Zingore, Regis Chikowo and Paul Mapfumo Maize-legume cropping guideii Maize-legume cropping systems By Frederick Baijukya (IITA), Lydia Wairegi (CABI), Ken Giller (WUR), Shamie Zingore (IPNI), Regis Chikowo (University of Zimbabwe) and Paul Mapfumo (University of Zimbabwe). © CAB International 2016 Please cite this publication as: Frederick Baijukya, Lydia Wairegi, Ken Giller, Shamie Zingore...

africasoilhealth.cabi.org

Organic Farming Handbook


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Organic Farming Handbook
A ZOPPA 2013 Production
1
SUMMARY
The Zimbabwe Organic Farming Handbook is a simplified organic
production manual based on the Zimbabwe Organic Standards, and
is particularly designed to be farmer-friendly.
The handbook covers the whole production process, from field to
fork. The methods and inputs outlined here are based on the
principles of organic agriculture which are:
 The Principle of Health
 The...

static1.squarespace.com

34. Backgrounder on seeds and seed breeding


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AFSA Makes
Small Gains for
Farmers’ Rights
in Draft SADC
PVP Protocol
A Briefing Paper
June 2014
ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY IN AFRICA
The ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY IN AFRICA (AFSA)
is a Pan African platform comprising networks and farmer
organisations working in Africa.1
CONTENTS
Acronyms 3
Background 4
SADC Regional Workshop to Review Draft Protocol for Protection of
New Varieties of Plants 5
Key Provisions...

acbio.org.za

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