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Machakos  (23-02-2013)  John Mutisya

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Deformed maize crop with enclosed sooty substance, a problem devastating some farmers

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Maize crop affected by a masses of sooty substance.

The maize crop has its cobs deformed with enclosed masses of blackish powdery substance.

 

01 Date of request:

18-02-2013

02 Name of Field Agent:

Ruth Mutisya

04 Name of the village:

Mikuyu

07 Farmers name:

Alice Kioko

14 Total area cultivated:

4

41 Description of the problem:

Black sooty substance enclosed on maize cob parts which also makes the whole part to appear deformed.

42 Estimated annual financial loss:

5000

43 Do other have the problem?:

some

44 What did you do to solve the problem:

None

45 Affected area (%):

20

46 Estimated expected yield loss (%):

20

47 Origin of planting material / seeds:

own

48 Type of planting material:

local variety

49 Weeding per season:

2

50 Field - years under cultivation:

5

51 Inputs used:

Compost, Herbicide

52 In the last 3 years, how many times have you planted this crop on this plot?:

3

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Classification
 
Africa Kenya Journal:Machakos
 
Section:
  • Protection and Health
  •   Products:
  • Maize
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     Email des Autors johnmutisya79@yahoo.com
     
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    The maize crop field with drying maize where the affected maize is found.
     
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    The maize farmer receiving her answer
     
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    The maize farmer receiving her answer