CH92/082 and TME 6 cassava clones officially released for farmer growing in Malawi
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Benesi, I.R.M., Mkandawire, T., Chipungu, F., Pamkomera, P., Mkumbira, J., Mahungu, N.M. …& Chilungo, S. (2010) CH92/082 and TME 6 cassava clones officially released for farmer growing in Malawi. Roots Newsletter, 12(2), 14-17.
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Cassava clones CH92/082, TME 6 and BA95/070 were evaluated against Mbundumali, Phoso, Mulola and Sauti as checks. These clones were evaluated at Makoka, Mkondezi, Baka and Kasinthula Research Stations that represented different agro ecologies and in Mzuzu ADD under farmers' conditions. The objective of cassava improvement programme in Malawi is to develop cassava varieties that are: high yielding per unit area of land; tolerant to major diseases (cassava mosaic disease and cassava brown streak disease) and pests (cassava green mite and cassava mealy bug), adaptable to local environmental conditions and acceptable by end-users.
Investors/sponsorsInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture; Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa; Government of Malawi
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