Pests, diseases, and nutritional disorders of the common bean in Africa: a field guide
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CTA. 1998. Pests, diseases, and nutritional disorders of the common bean in Africa: a field guide. Spore 75. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/48115
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Pests, diseases, and nutritional disorders of the common bean in Africa: a field guide CIAT/CTA publication 1996, ISBN 958 9439 55 1, CTA number 835, 10 credit points.
The purpose of this new publication is to help workers in bean research and development to recognise in the field, the biotic and abiotic stresses that affect the crop in Africa. The authors describe insect pests and their biology and distribution. They explain the symptoms and consequences of damage and suggest the type of control measures available. The distribution and importance of disease is discussed as well as disease symptoms, diagnosis, spread and control. The pests described include mites, nematodes and parasitic angiosperm weeds. In the nutritional disorders section, the authors present steps to follow when diagnosing problems and describe tissue-sampling procedures. For each disorder the authors describe its symptoms and the conditions under which it occurs. The appendix provides several aids to the diagnosis of nutritional disorders. All illustrations are in colour for ease of identification. CIAT/CTA publication 1996, ISBN 958 9439 55 1, CTA number 835, 10 credit points.