Improvement of Cassava for Dry Areas of Kenya and Control of Cmd through Resistant Varieties (Abstract

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1983
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Kiarie,A.W
Waite,B.H
Njuguna,G.M
Shakoor,A.
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In Kenya cassava is mainly grown in Western, Nyanza, and Coast Provinces. The area of cultivation under this crop in Eastern Province is at present very low. As it is a drought-resistant crop suitable for semi-arid areas, improvement work was undertaken during 1981 at the National Dryland Farming Research Station, Katumani. Lack of suitable varieties and heavy losses due to cassava mosaic disease (CMD) appear to be the major constraints on its cultivation.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 44, p. 297-297