Strengthening plantain value chains: Technological innovations to reduce the use of agrochemicals

Published on 17 May 2011

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Start Date: 1 May 2010 | End Date: 31 May 2010

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Through the participation of farmers, researchers, and entrepreneurs, we aim to develop and implement quick and clean production systems for plantain. Activities include: implementing the use of compost leachate of crop residues and other green practices in the control of Sigatoka and Moko; validating and refining the biological control of weevils; and evaluating different genotypes for resistance to plantain weevil, looking at adaptability, productivity, and market acceptance.

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