"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholders in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Pests"
Response of sorghum genotypes to indigenous and exotic stem borers in Kenya
Field trials are being conduced in Kenya to identify sources of resistance, especially multiple resistance to Buseola fusca and Chilo partellus, two devastating pests of maize in sub-Saharan Africa. Genotypes ICSB 464, ICSB 467, Macia, IESV91131DL and ICSA 473 have indicated multiple resistance to the two pests. Further trials are planned.
Des essais pratiques sont conduits au Kenya pour identifier des sources de résistance, particulièrement la résistance multiple face au Buseola fusca et Chilo partellus, deux parasites dévastateurs de maïs en Afrique Sub-saharienne. Les génotypes ICSB 464, ICSB 467, Macia, IESV91131DL et ICSA 473 ont indiqué la résistance multiple aux deux parasites. D’autres essais sont prévus.
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