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Welcome to the AgShare.Today Resource Centre

The AgShare.Today Resource Centre brings together a collection of resources related to agriculture. These include open access scientific journals and best practice guides that can be used for background reading and to support research initiatives. The AgShare Featured Resource showcases a new document each month that the AgShare team recommends to all members.

African cassava whitefly: outbreak causes and sustainable solutions

This study assessed whether the age and variety of cassava affected the density of B. tabaci, and whether the age and variety of a cassava field affected the variety preference of B. tabaci when it colonises new plants.

Published by: PLOS One, Year: 2018, File type: External link (1.52 MB)

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Nematodes and banana (Musa spp.)

This presentation provides an overview of how nematodes cause damage to banana crops and how this can be avoided.

Published by: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Year: 2019, Pages: 22, File type: PDF (4.85 MB)

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Guide to identifying the four major banana-damaging nematodes

This presentation provides an overview of the four main banana-damaging nematodes.

Published by: BNBP, Year: 2019, Pages: 14, File type: PDF (2.68 MB)

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Nematodes: everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

This presentation provides an overview of different types of nematodes.

Published by: BNBP, Year: 2019, Pages: 15, File type: PDF (1.45 MB)

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Genetic diversity among Tanzanian banana (Musa spp.) varieties assessed by simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers

This presentation provides an overview of a study that aimed to assess the genetic diversity of banana genotypes using SSR markers.

Published by: Banana Nematode Baseline Project (BNBP), Year: 2019, Pages: 26, File type: PDF (1.43 MB)

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Distribution of plant parasitic nematodes associated with banana crops in Tanzania

This poster provides an overview of a survey conducted in four agro-ecological zones comprising 10 major banana-growing regions of Tanzania. The incidence of nematodes was assessed and the information was used to generate nematode distribution maps that show the geographical distribution of the key plant parasitic nematodes in major banana-growing areas of Tanzania.

Published by: Banana Nematode Baseline Project (BNBP), Year: 2019, Pages: 1, File type: PDF (1.04 MB)

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Morphological and molecular identification of Pratylenchus goodeyi associated with banana in Tanzania

This study of banana nematodes in Tanzania has identified P. goodeyi through morphometric and molecular techniques. It has also confirmed other studies on the possible extension range of this nematode.

Published by: Tanzania Journal of Science, Year: 2019, Pages: 14, File type: External link (875KB)

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Push–pull technology: animation

This short animation depicts the damage caused by stem borer caterpillars and striga weed in maize plantations. Suggestions to mitigate the damage caused by both pests include intercropping with Desmodium and planting Napier grass.

Published by: ICIPE, Year: 2019, File type: External link

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Identifying the full set of genes involved in cassava post-harvest physiological deterioration

This PowerPoint presentation on molecular work relates to post-harvest physiological deterioration (PPD) of cassava. The presentation covers a range of topics: genes involved, changes during PPD, approaches to controlling PPD and next steps in this work.

Published by: Crop-Post-Harvest Programme, Year: 2019, Pages: 23, File type: PDF (316 KB)

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Identification of key genes involved in cassava post-harvest physiological deterioration

Post-harvest physiological deterioration (PPD) involves changes in gene expression and the synthesis of novel proteins. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the enzymes and compounds that modulate them play central roles in PPD. This work reports on the identification and characterisation of key genes involved in several functions relevant to PPD.

Published by: CIATUniversity of Bath, Year: 2019, Pages: 1, File type: PDF (204 KB)

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Post-harvest research: overview of approaches to pest management in African grain stores that minimise the use of synthetic insecticides

This report outlines pesticide alternatives combining science and traditional indigenous knowledge such as inert dusts, botanical material, solarisation and targeted pesticide treatment to reduce costs associated with pesticides. Specifically, it outlines a risk management system against the Larger Grain Borer.

Published by: Natural Resources Institute, Year: , Pages: 12, File type: PDF (385 KB)

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