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dc.contributor.authorLoko, Y.L.E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAkohonwe, J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorToffa, J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOrobiyi, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAssogba, Percevalen_US
dc.contributor.authorDansi, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTamò, M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-11T09:58:14Zen_US
dc.date.available2019-07-11T09:58:14Zen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/102154en_US
dc.titleFarmers knowledge, perceptions and management of Kersting’s groundnut (Macrotyloma geocarpum Harms) insect pests in Beninen_US
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and developing country instituteen_US
cg.subject.iitaKNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENTen_US
cg.subject.iitaPLANT HEALTHen_US
cg.subject.iitaPLANT PRODUCTIONen_US
dcterms.abstractBackground Macrotyloma geocarpum Harms is a neglected and underutilized crop in Benin subject to several constraints including storage insect attacks, which contribute to the decrease in its production. An ethnobotanical survey using a semi-structured questionnaire was conducted in 15 villages in southern and central Benin to document farmers’ perceptions of M. geocarpum storage insect pests and their traditional management practices. Results The results showed that insect pest were the most important storage constraint of M. geocarpum. To overcome this constraint, the promotion of resistant landraces has been proposed by farmers. Six vernaculars names of storage insect pests of M. geocarpum were identified throughout the study area and all corresponding to Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) which proved to be the most abundant insect in the stocks. Palatability and fragility of seeds coat have been identified by farmers as the main factors favoring the infestation by this pest. Various storage containers of M. geocarpum have been inventoried. Our study revealed that education, storage containers, and Kersting’s groundnut landraces significantly influenced farmers’ perceptions of severity of insect pest damages. The use of chemicals and repellent plants were the main control methods used by farmers to protect stocks. Different levels of resistance of M. geocarpum landraces to storage insect pests were reported. Conclusions This study provides baseline information for development of integrated management approaches against storage insect pests of M. geocarpum. The perceived level of resistance to insect damage on Kersting’s groundnut landraces needs to be investigated.en_US
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Accessen_US
dcterms.audienceSCIENTISTSen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLoko, Y.L.E., Akohonwe, J., Toffa, J., Orobiyi, A., Assogba, P., Dansi, A. & Tamò, M. (2019). Farmers knowledge, perceptions and management of Kersting’s groundnut (Macrotyloma geocarpum Harms) insect pests in Benin. The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology, 80(1): 41, 1-11.en_US
dcterms.descriptionOpen Access Journalen_US
dcterms.extent1-11en_US
dcterms.issued2019-06-17en_US
dcterms.languageenen_US
dcterms.licenseCC-BY-4.0en_US
dcterms.subjectgroundnutsen_US
dcterms.subjectmanagementen_US
dcterms.subjectgrain legumesen_US
dcterms.subjectpest insectsen_US
dcterms.subjectconstraintsen_US
dcterms.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversité Nationale des Sciences Technologies Ingénierie et Mathématiques d'Abomeyen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agricultureen_US
cg.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1186/s41936-019-0113-3en_US
cg.coverage.regionAfricaen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.countryBeninen_US
cg.identifier.iitathemePLANT PRODUCTION & HEALTHen_US
cg.coverage.iso3166-alpha2BJen_US
cg.creator.identifierManuele Tamò: 0000-0002-5863-7421en_US
cg.reviewStatusPeer Reviewen_US
cg.howPublishedFormally Publisheden_US
cg.journalJournal of Basic and Applied Zoologyen_US
cg.issn2090-9896en_US


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