Breeding cassava and sweet potato for pest and disease resistance in Africa
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Hahn, S.K., Caveness, F.E., Lema, K.M. & Theberge, R.L. (1990). Breeding cassava and sweet potato for pest and disease resistance in Africa. Integrated pest management for tropical root and tuber crops: proceedings of the workshop on the global status of and prospects for integrated pest management of root and tuber crops in the tropics. Ibadan, Nigeria, 25-30 October 1987, Ibadan, Nigeria: IITA, (p. 66-72).
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IITA's research in breeding cassava and sweet potato for resistance to pests and diseases of major economic importance in Africa is discussed under the headings: breeding cassava for resistance to pests (cassava green spider mite (Mononychellus progresivus and M. tanajoa) and cassava mealybug (Phenacoccus manihoti)); breeding cassava for resistance to disease (African cassava mosaic geminivirus, cassava bacterial blight (Xanthomonas campestris pv. manihotis) and cassava anthracnose disease (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides f.sp. manihotis)); and breeding sweet potato for resistance to sweet potato virus, weevils and nematodes and integrated control of nematodes.