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

abstract

  • In order to understand management of vegetable pests under tropical conditions farmer knowledge of pest etiology and epidemiology were investigated in March 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 promotes integrated pests management

publication date

  • 2014
  • 2014