Developing Ecological Management Strategies for the Aphid Vectored Cucumber Mosaic Virus on Tomato in Uganda

This study aims to develop safe and affordable management strategies for cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) on tomato and the aphids that vector the disease as a strategy to rejuvenate and increase yields of the crop at the small scale levels. This will be done through assessment of the effect ofambient ecology and farmers’ practices on host crop-vector-CMV relationships as a foundationto determine entry points for management. Subsequently, eco-friendly management strategies will be studied solely or combined for efficacy in the management of the aphid vectors and CMV on tomato. On-farm trials in a CMV hot spot region will be used to validate on-station results.
Cette étude vise à élaborer des stratégies de gestion sûres et abordables pour le virus de la mosaïque du concombre (CMV) sur la tomate et les pucerons qui guident la maladie comme une stratégie visant à rajeunir et augmenter les rendements des cultures à des niveaux réduits. Cela se fera par l’évaluation de l’effet de l’écologie ambiante et des pratiques des agriculteurs sur les relations cultures hôtes-vecteurs- CMV comme une base pour déterminer les points d’entrée pour la gestion. Par la suite, les stratégies de gestion respectueuses de l’environnement seront étudiées seules ou combinées pour l’efficacité dans la gestion des vecteurs des pucerons et le CMV sur la tomate. Les essais à la ferme dans une région à point chaud de CMV seront utilisés pour valider les résultats à la station.
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The 2012 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the third 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 stakeholers 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. The third Biennial Conference was attended by 657 participants.This record contains an extended abstract accepted under Integrated Crop Management