The Optimal Spray' Regime for the Control Of Important Fungal ... Diseases of Finger Millet In Uganda

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1990
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Adipala, E.
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Blast caused by Pyricuiarla (Cooke) Sac., is the most severe disease of finger millet (Eieusine coracana L. Gaertn) sometimes causing yield losses as high as 50% in Uganda (Emechebe, 1975). Other important diseases are tar spot, caused by Phyllllcitora eleusines P. Henn, and cylindrosporium leaf spot, caused by Cylind,.osporium sp. These diseases- are endemic and are found throughout the finger millet growing regions of Uganda. Fungicidal studies conducted at the Makerere University Farm, Kabanyolo, (Adipala and Mukiibi, 1985) showed that foliar diseases of finger millet could effectively be controlled by a weekly sprays of benomyl and manwzeb at the rate of 1 kg a.i.lha. Howeler, weekly sprays with either of the fungicides at the rate of 1 kg. could be too uneconomical for small-scale farmers to adopt. Therefore, two experiments were designed to determine the optimal fungicide dosage and frequency of sprays against leaf and head blast, tar spot, and cylindrosporium leaf spot of finger millet ID Uganda.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, LV (3), p. 85-91
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