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Assessing Vegetable Farmer Knowledge of Diseases and Insect Pests of Vegetable and Management Practices Under Tropical Conditions

Author:
Abang, A. F., Kouamé, C. M., Abang, M., Hanna, R., Fotso, A. K.
Source:
International journal of vegetable science 2014 v.20 no.3 pp. 240-253
ISSN:
1931-5279
Subject:
education, epidemiology, etiology, farmers, insect diseases, insect pests, integrated pest management, men, pesticides, vegetables
Abstract:
In order to understand management of vegetable pests under tropical conditions, farmer knowledge of pest etiology and epidemiology was investigated in Mar. 2009. About 78% of vegetable farmers were men aged 31–40, with 51% having little formal education. About 21% of farmers can identify diseases and 16% can identify insects. Over 80% grow susceptible varieties. Ninety-two percent of farmers used synthetics pesticides. About 92% were willing to accept resistant varieties. This willingness provides a basis for further collaboration to employ resistant varieties and promote integrated pest management.
Agid:
1235632