The Response Of Single Crosses To Inoculation With Maize Lethal Necrosis
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The Response Of Single Crosses To Inoculation With Maize Lethal Necrosis
Small scale farmers in Kenya live largely subsistence lives in which maize is by far the most important staple food commodity. A survey was carried out in Naivasha and Bomet to identify MLN resistant single cross varieties grown under high disease pressure. Data was collected on plant stand count and yield. MLN disease severity and MLN disease incidence was based on symptoms and diagnostic tests. Data on disease incidence and severity was recorded at 3 weeks intervals after planting until the end of the grain filling period. Comparing disease incidences between the surveyed regions revealed significant differences between Naivasha and Bomet. Naivasha had the highest disease incidenDownloadViews: 167

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