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The Plant Health Committee has recently reviewed the National Priority Plant Pests that are exotic to Australia, under eradication or have limited distribution. There have been regular epidemics since 2002 in a number of countries. Monitoring is extremely important to prevent a severe outbreak. Most fungicides are used, as protectants: some act systemically and others on contact with foliage, with the common aim of, preventing disease establishment. Swollen area (gall), where the maggot transforms into pupa, up to 1.5, metres long: these silver shoots are associated only with gall midge. … to be a practical method of control for smallholders. In West Africa, bacterial blight occurs in Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Ghana, Niger, An old but still useful paper from 1986 is available online and gives a good summary of the disease: www.apsnet.org/, publications/plantdisease/backissues/Documents/1986Articles/PlantDisease70n12_1089.PDF. Oliveira SAS, Abreu EFM, Araújo TS, Oliveira EJ, Andrade EC, Garcia JMP. The spores, germinate in water on the leaf surface, where they infect and produce more spots and spores. production of oospores. most important ones in Africa are blackeye cowpea mosaic virus (BlCMV) and cowpea aphid-. losses between 30-70%. The most important control measures are the use, of tolerant varieties, careful selection of cuttings, removal of infected plants in the first month from. (http://www.cabi.org. Collectotichum lindemuthianum. The pupae are about 5-6 mm long and initially creamy white. Diagnosing Plant Diseases Alan Windham, Professor, Plant Pathology A correct diagnosis is useful ... Plants have signature disease and insect pests It’s important to identify the host Is it KY bluegrass or tall fescue; bermudagrass or ... Insect Identification Plant Problem Diagnosis. Few tillers, panicles fail to emerge completely, Huge flocks of small brown birds with red beaks feeding on rice and other. The total development time from egg to adult is an average of 27 days. 2009. Stem borers are often spread through the transport of dry stems, grains, and grasses that contain diapausing larvae. Many of the CMD-resistant, the spread of CMD in fields. has resulted in 1-2 cowpea crops in the same season, with acceptable cereal yields. The eggs are oval, clear and light yellowish-white in colour; a single egg looks like a small drop of, The larvae, or caterpillars, can grow up to 17-20 mm long. The first stages of mottling are similar to maize streak virus, but thereafter the two diseases are. Internal cork disease of sweet potato (Sweet potato feathery mottle virus). The caterpillar period lasts 17 to 35 days, and the pupa, period 17 to 20 days. In order of confirmation, from 2001 onward, BXW has been found in: Uganda, DR Congo (North and South Kivu). areas can spread and form bigger blotchy patches. production occurs, the disease is particularly common in the humid forest agroecological zone. countries in Africa. Adults are attracted to freshly cut corms and pseudostems which can be used as traps for monitoring. It occurs worldwide, including many countries of Africa. Finally, A team of plant health experts has compiled this information; in doing so they have drawn upon the latest research, This manual is targeted at extension workers and anyone else who needs access to clear. In Africa, they are reported to be, The best way to manage the disease is by growing resistant varieties, Before sowing, plan to plant the new crops as far away as possible from older ones, especially if, : Inspect the crop at least once a week, and if growing the crop for sale, and fungicides are, Note ICRISAT has developed varieties that have been selected in farmer-participatory trials in Mali, Niger and Nigeria. Attractive, brightly coloured (often purple) flowering weeds in upland rice. Signs of caterpillars include black frass (faecal matter) woven together by silk. entering into the leaf whorls (or funnel) to feed and tunnel into the stems. sett technology to accelerate multiplication. 79-155. It is possibly the most common and destructive of the more than 30 viruses that naturally infect beans. Spots expand parallel to the leaf veins: light brown to grey, Pink or red, woolly mould between the ear and the husk, usually starting, Scattering of small yellow areas on leaves which merge; leaf becomes. Dark brown irregular specks or small dark brown circular sunken spots, bordered. (http://bit.ly/1UOLzv2). the water conducting channels and causing leaves to turn yellow, movement of soil, on equipment and especially on contaminated planting material. A partial solution is to remove at least the mouldy part of the ear before storage. long distances in search of food and new breeding grounds makes quelea a particularly difficult pest to control. If the attack is severe it can cause the plant to wilt and die. Eliminate crop residues as soon as possible after. Farmers who save their own seed should dust with. can also cause major damage to rain-fed lowland and irrigated rice cultivation. Great care should be taken to avoid moving spores to new areas. cleaning of tools remain the key pieces of advice to follow. and sunken. mating cycle of the stem borers and reduce the populations. Cultural measures can, A number of measures help to delay infection: (i) removing volunteer plants (self-sown groundnuts) from. Plant Health Clinic is an innovative concept and approach to offer primary healthcare services to smallholder farmers. The females lay eggs inside the eggs of the, Locally made inexpensive pheromone bait traps can be placed in and around the field to disrupt the, The use of insecticides, such as dimethoate, is impractical, and rarely justified due to the costs, : The sorghum midge is one of the most important pests of sorghum. A 2-row cereal:4-row cowpea cropping system. become established. Molecular analyses of the four phytoplasmas that cause disease in cassava have shown that they belong to different, taxonomic groups and, therefore, are the cause of different diseases. An integrated approach is required to control the pest and, reduce the damage. Spray more often if the first treatment is late, and. wider and red-brown. Quelea also eat insect pests and therefore have ‘good’ features in addition to their notorious role as. banana the pesticide mancozeb can be used. Sigatoka are 30-40% in terms of reduced yield and premature or uneven ripening of the fruit. In Nigeria. Minimising the use of chemicals will help preserve these. As they age, the spots become longer. Remove plant debris and practice crop rotation in order to reduce, When harvesting maize, avoid damaging the grains, to prevent invasion by fungi. improve aeration so that the leaves dry out as rapidly as possible after rains or heavy dews. The holes, made by the larvae often make the crop unmarketable. The feeding of the nematodes produces cavities. range, its ability to survive a long time in soil as sclerotia, the limited use of fungicides against soil pathogens, If possible, avoid land with a previous history of this disease. (http://www.cabi.org.ezproxy. T. a season, resulting in higher populations and therefore more damage to late flowering sorghum. Nymphs and adults of pod-sucking bugs suck on pods and under leaves. Since sorghum is more densely, , the African maize stalk borer is also commonly known as the maize stem borer and sorghum stalk/, is commonly known as the spotted stem borer, : Larvae of the African rice gall midge feed on young shoots (tillers) of rice, causing, The use of resistant varieties together with preventative measures and natural control will help to. are reports of reduction in protein content of fodder from 16 to 12%. Adult sweet potato weevil (body length 6-8 mm). Reported losses include US$80 million per annum across Africa: 13% of rice production loss in the River Senegal, valley each year; 50% loss of crop production in fields attacked by quelea. FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper 123. Dry rot of yams alone causes a marked reduction in the quantity, marketable value and edible portions of tubers and those reductions are more severe in stored yams. The white areas, eventually dry up, going reddish-brown as oospores are formed. Infections can also follow physical damage, such as, bird feeding. Consequently, the dry season and ensure that it is well placed to continue its life cycle when the rains come. Rats live above ground and nest on or in the ground or in trees, depending on the species. It’s best to identify the intruder and the level of damage it’s causing before implementing steps in managing insect pests in vegetable g… The leaf edges are a lighter colour (chlorotic), going brown, towards the centre as they decline. America, South and Southeast Asia and Oceania are now thought to be incorrect. Both virus diseases cause a patchy yellowing, of leaves but in CBSD this is less intense. small grain crops presents a more vulnerable target. Fungicides – protectant and systemic – exist. Management of these diseases is difficult: methods of spread are unknown and, commercial growers and smallholders lack access to clean planting material. Do not replant previously infested areas while old corms remain in the ground. Unidentified fungal mould on ear rot, a potential, Drying of cobs and rejection of damaged cobs both, The general view is that, despite many years of trying to produce ‘resistant’ varieties, this approach has had little, success and is unlikely to have a major impact on reducing mycotoxins. pearl millet crops are grown commercially use copper compounds, chlorothalonil, sulphur or mancozeb. 152 p. adult beetles burrow into the soil and feed on the tubers. controlling this disease. Check to see if these varieties are available locally, Farmers should be encouraged to use these varieties, not only for their tolerance to disease, but also because growing, Sweet potato chlorotic stunt virus & sweet potato feathery mottle virus. Sweet potato virus disease. There are several natural enemies of the stem borer that attack during different stages of the life cycle. Severely infected seedlings are stunted. established, the virus is spread locally by an aphid. It is estimated that the amount of rice that is lost to blast, annually could feed 60 million people. Learn how to fix common garden problems, identify signs of plant disease, and rid your yard of damaging bugs and pests. Their larvae eat the inside of the, tuber leaving only the skin. Intercropping on Major Cowpea Field Pests in Uganda. attacks the larvae while they are feeding in the stem, and, attacks the pupae. High yielding varieties of rice, which respond well to fertilizer application, are also at risk. When weevil, populations are high, more than one preventive method should be used such as: use of clean, planting material, planting early in season and/or using early maturing varieties, selecting deep, rooting varieties or earthing up the soil around the base of the plant, removal of crop residues and, The larvae cause the most damage by feeding on and tunnelling into the stems and storage roots. Bacteria convert chemicals in the leaves to substances similar to brodifacoum (an anti-coagulant used as a rat, poison). Goyal A, Manoharachary (Eds) (2014) Future challenges in the crop protection against fungal pathogens. Varieties with, moderate field resistance from the Namulonge breeding programme are NASPOT 1 to 6, released in 1999, and NASPOT, 11, released in 2010, with improved resistance to SPVD. Management is mainly dependent on use of tolerant varieties. are colourless, but turn dark-orange as they develop. ‘Onion’ or silver shoots are the most, noticeable symptom of infestations and this is unique to the gall midge. Removal of these plants is. ), Molecular characterisation of Alternaria species of sweet potato and development of a host resistance screening protocol, Virus and viral diseases of sub-Saharan Africa: analysis of responses to questionnaires by scientists in sub-Saharan Africa, Release of six sweetpotato cultivars ('NASPOT 1' to 'NASPOT 6') in Uganda, Nematode parasites of tropical root and tuber crops, Yam diseases and its management in Nigeria, Impact of Plant Health Clinic on Farm Production and Economics in Nepal, Detection and Management of Soil-Borne Pathogens in the Nursery Trade. Springer, (http://books.google.com.au/books?id=iDRxBAAAQBAJ&pg=PA4&lpg=P, ation.&source=bl&ots=zcAd_8CGNO&sig=nnZawCNj7wFCaDd3ZdJHHQxsgwQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=OLt8VI_1D4Xy8, gWY3YHoAQ&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=cereal-cereal-groundnut%20crop%20rotation.&f=false). Cultivars, described as resistant to CBSD are used in several countries, for example Kibaha, Rangi Mbili and Kasala in T, It is still not clear if these remain largely virus-free (‘true resistance’) or whether they are tolerant and still carry the. The total life cycle takes about 30 to 40 days during the wet season. Crop Protection Compendium online (www.cabi.org/cpc). (www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/pub/php/diagnosticguide/2007/beans/), major problems in Burkina Faso, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria and Sudan. In Kenya only SCMV has. borne mosaic virus (CABMV). northern Uganda. Early and late leaf spot of groundnut........................................................................................................................... 6. weeds and burning grasses around the field, both potential sources of the insect vectors. Avoid areas where there is shade from trees. It affects leaves, stems and pegs, producing many small red spots or pustules, containing masses of spores. Broadcast. weevil population to die out, before replanting a field. rust disease. It can survive both on the soil surface and, The disease is severe in high rainfall areas of Africa. In CBSD leaf symptoms occur only on older or mature leaves, not on, young expanding leaves, as in CMD. . 0 Late Blight of tomato and potato 0 Other Common Diseases of Vegetables and Ornamentals 0 Snow mold on lawns . Rome: F. and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Once the virus is present in the plant there is no way to control the disease. Small angular spots with bright yellow haloes on leaves that look water-soaked. Leafminer. Recent reports suggest, that the fungus is also the cause of outbreaks of anthracnose on white yam (, is possible that other fungi are present and are the main cause of anthracnose epidemics. On young leaves, small dark brown, spots occur with yellow margins (2-20 mm diameter) that expand rapidly as leaves approach full size. causing epidemics in irrigated and rainfed lowlands, especially where fields have poor drainage and the potential for flooding. During warm wet weather the cottony growth of the fungus spreads from plant to plant. and/or functions of the plant in response to a pathogen or disease-causing agent is a symptom. Prevention and control measures: The management options for each pest or disease are divided into ‘cultural, approaches’, such as use of resistant varieties, clean seed, crop rotations and good hygiene in the field, and, ‘chemical approaches’, which involve the use of appropriate pesticides. Potato Germplasm. Begin to spray as soon as rust spots are seen, even if they appear on only one or a few plants. Other fungicides are more, The maximum number of applications varies from four (cymoxanil by itself) to ten (zoxamide and mancozeb) according, to recommendations in the UK. In addition information is provided on the, organism that causes the problem and its impact. The level of damage caused on the varieties of yam was studied in field experiment at two locations. Current breeding programmes have not yet produced resistant or tolerant plants. The mould is red to pink and more cottony or woolly when compared to, There are other fungi which cause ear rots but do not produce mycotoxins. Pea Weevil. The spots grow up to 5 mm in diameter, are often surrounded by yellow halos. Fiedler LA (1994) Rodent pests management in eastern Africa. overall conclusion is that vector control offers few if any benefits in managing CMD. Rotate sorghum with a non-host plant, such as a legume, to prevent the build-up of the pest in the field and to increase the. In: Singh BB, Mohan Raj DR, Dashiell KE, Jackai LEN (eds) Advances in cowpea research. also be helpful, including removing volunteer and diseased groundnut and weeds, early planting. Timing of planting is also an important measure for reducing the damage. Phytopathology 88(12):1269-1275. Leaf spots merge as leaves go yellow and die. Note the angular leaf spots restricted by veins on common bacterial blight and yellow haloes. (http://bit.ly/1PoXvQx), Brunt AA, Jackson, GVH, Frison EA (eds) (1989) FAO/IBPGR T. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome/International Board for Plant Genetic Resources, Rome. If the spots surround the stems, the seedlings die. The infested tillers do not produce grain. Bunchy top is one of the most serious diseases of banana. Bean anthracnose remains a problem in Kenya, Malawi (90%, The disease is found worldwide, and is reported wherever, FURTHER READING AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, Anthracnose of bean (Colletotrichum lindemuthianum). When epidemics occur, Rust spores spread over long distances by wind and also on seed, and over short distances, within crops by rain-splash, and possibly by insects. Storage losses of 10-15% after three months and up to 50% after six months have been. The base of the leaves turn yellow and, as new leaves develop, the yellow area, can cause death of the plants; most often the plants are stunted and either lack flowers, or parts of the flower head. The yams are most susceptible to an attack during the first four months. (http://hortsci. (http://www.tifton.uga.edu/fat/fungaldiseasesPM.htm - Rust). Characteristic white threads (hyphae) on the outside of the tuber may be, Larvae are chunky white legless grubs, 5-10 mm long and slightly curved; the, Larvae feed on the lower base of the stem leaving small tunnels: the stems can. : Bean anthracnose is a fungal disease primarily of the common bean. Intercropping with non-host plants, such as cowpeas or cassava, will also reduce the damage. Some infected seeds are wrinkled and discoloured but the majority show no symptoms. Plantwise Knowledge Bank. on the surfaces of plants without causing signs of disease. About 95% of global yam production occurs in West Africa, primarily Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Benin. Each describes the cause of a problem, provides key information on the biology and behaviour of the pest or disease, and gives advice on management. (http://www.icrisat.org/text/research/grep/homepage/grephomepage/archives/rosette.html, since the 1970s. 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