Evaluation of the potentional of native microbial inoculants (Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Trichoderma spp.) for control of the yam nemathodes and an omproved soil fertility, yam pruductivity and strobility.

01 October 2012 → 30 September 2017
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Other agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
yam West-Africa food security biological control Nematodes AMF
Project description

This study investigates the diversity of yam nemathodes and their interaction with yam an important staple food in West-Africa. Yam cultivars will be screened for resistance to nematodes. An in virto an in situ approach will reveal the potentails of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and trichoderma spp. to control nemathodes, promote yam growth, and improve yam storability.