1. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 14

    Field tests of loss-of-function tobacco lines of eIF(iso)4E for resistance to tobacco bushy top disease and agronomic traits

    KOGA K.(1); SHINJO A.(1); MAINJENI C.E.D.(2); MSANGOSOKO K.R.(2); UDAGAWA H.(1); TAKAKURA Y.(1)
    (1) Japan Tobacco Inc., Leaf Tobacco Research Center, Oyama, Tochigi, Japan; (2) Agricultural Research and Extension Trust, Department of Research and Technical Services, Lilongwe, Malawi
    Tobacco bushy top disease (TBTD) is one of the serious diseases affecting tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) production in African countries such as Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania and Ethiopia. This disease is caused by a mixed infection of tobacco bushy top virus ...
  2. CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, APPOST 10

    Breeding for disease resistant dark-fire-cured tobacco in Malawi

    CHAMANGO A.M.Z.; GOMONDA R.W.J.; MAINJENI C.E.D.; MSANGOSOKO K.R.; KHUMBANYIWA A.G.; KASANGA T.
    Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET), Lilongwe, Malawi
    Dark fire-cured tobacco (DFC) is the third most important tobacco type grown in Malawi after Burley and flue-cured. With Malawi Western, MW 86-57 and AWL 28 as the leading approved DFC varieties for production in Malawi, the local and regional ...
  3. CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, APPOST 27

    Potential of Jatropha seedcake for control of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) in tobacco

    MAINJENI C.E.D.; DUMBO E.L.C.; KWENDA H.A.B; MTONGA Y.P.
    Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET), Lilongwe, Malawi
    Jatropha seedcake is reported to be efficient in the control of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) in crops such as tomato. In this study, five application rates of Jatropha seedcake were explored for control of nematodes in tobacco seedbeds. Plots ...
  4. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2015, Izmir, Turkey, AP 02

    Scout based application and integration of nematode resistant cultivars: an IPM strategy for reducing pesticide use in tobacco production in Malawi

    MSANGOSOKO K.R.; MAINJENI C.E.D.; GOMONDA R.W.J.; CHAMANGO A.M.Z.
    Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET), Lilongwe, Malawi
    Tobacco production in Malawi faces serious pest problems such as the tobacco aphid (M. persicae) and root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.). A considerable amount of pesticides are used by growers to protect tobacco from yield and quality losses resulting ...
  5. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2015, Izmir, Turkey, AP 31

    New locally-bred nematode resistant Burley tobacco hybrids for Malawi

    CHAMANGO A.M.Z.; GOMONDA R.W.J.; MAINJENI C.E.D.; MSANGOSOKO K.R.; KUMWENDA R.L.N.
    Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET), Lilongwe, Malawi
    Burley tobacco is produced by over 200 000 farmers throughout Malawi. However, productivity losses caused by soil borne diseases, particularly root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) remain a potential concern due to use of low yielding susceptible ...