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By Walter Ocimati   Like Covid-19, the bacteria that causes Xanthomonas wilt (aka BXW) in bananas can spread quickly through a population of susceptible plants, albeit with a more devastating impact since not only will the infected plants succumb to the disease, all the cultivars that have been exposed to the bacteria so far turned […]

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Since November 2018, the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA), led by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), is testing different nutrient combinations to develop decision support tools for cassava fertilization within different agroecological zones in Rwanda. To generate the data that are required to develop these tools, Nutrient Omission Trials (NOTs) […]

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