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Integrated management of Striga hermonthica, stemborers, and declining soil fertility in western Kenya
Striga hermonthica (Delile) Benth., stemborers, and declining soil fertility are serious threats to sustainable food production in the Lake Victoria zone of Kenya. To address these constraints, promising integrated crop ...
Economic analysis of different options in integrated pest and soil fertility management in maize systems of Western Kenya
The major biotic constraints to the production of maize, the major staple food in Western Kenya, are field pests such as Striga and stem borers, and low soil fertility. To counter these constraints, new cropping systems ...
Promoting a Versatile but yet minor crop: Soybean in the farming systems of Kenya
Crop promotion is critical for market creation and rural growth in Africa. How to achieve this for crops, other than major staples (e.g., maize) and traditional export crops (e.g., tea), remains a problem since most African ...
The Seed Industry for Dryland Crops in Eastern Kenya
The cost of coexistence between Bt maize and open-pollinated maize varieties in lowland Coastal Kenya
Although the commercial use of agricultural biotechnology in Africa is significantly lower than in most other parts of the world, several African countries have made significant strides towards introducing GM crops. Kenya ...
Evaluation of stem borer resistance management strategies for Bt maize in Kenya based on alternative host refugia
Stem borers are the major insect pests of maize in Kenya. The use of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) technology is an effective way of controlling lepidopteran pests. However, the likelihood of development of resistance to ...
Quality protein maize for the feed industry in Kenya
Quality protein maize (QPM) has increased levels of lysine and tryptophan, limiting amino acids for monogastric animals, so its use in animal feed reduces the need for more expensive high-protein sources. The authors, ...
Participatory farmer evaluation of stem borer tolerant maize varieties in three maize growing ecologies of Kenya
Insect resistant maize for Africa (IRMA) project aims at developing and deploying insect resistant maize varieties to reduce grain losses due to insect pests. As part of incorporating farmers? perceptions to improve the ...
Consumer preferences for maize products in urban Kenya
Background. New maize varieties have been biofortified with provitamin A, mainly â-carotene, which renders the grain yellow or orange. Unfortunately, many African consumers prefer white maize. The maize consumption patterns ...