Impact Of Head Smut Disease On napier Grass Yields In Small Holder dairy Production Systems

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2007
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Mwendwa, S. W.
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Solomon Waweru Mwendia
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Four consecutive studies were carried out to assess the impact of Napier grass head smut on fodder production as well as to explore alternatives to the popular Bana grass variety• in smallholder dairy farms of central Kenya. The results indicated Napier grass. an imp0l1ant basal fodder, was threatened by the disease. The most prevalent coping strategy' used by farmers was uprooting affected tillers and stools.
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