A Survey of Vegetable Nematodes in Kenya

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1979
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Kanyagia S. T.
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In Kenya, several inventory 'Surveys of plant parasitic nematodes have been conducted on various crops. Whitehead and Kariuki (1960) did a survey of plant parasitic nematodes on various cultivated crops in East Africa and revealed that species of Meloidogyne were predominant. Other nematode species were rare. A similar survey IWas also conducted in Kenya by Hollis (1962) who suggested control measures IQof Meloidogyne spp. and other nematode species. In 1973, Njoroge did a pyrethrum nematode survey (unpublished note) and revealed <that M. hapia Oh~bwood, and Pratylenchusspp. Were predominant in pyrethrum growing areas of Kenya. Ngundo and Taylor(1973) did a banana nematode survey in East Africa and revealed that Radopholus similis(Cobb) Thorne, was infesting bananas in certain localities of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.Recently a similar survey 'was reported by Gichure and Ondieki (1977) who stressed the presence and seriousness of R. simJlis
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 44 (no 3), p. 178-182
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