Project

Characterization of plant parasitic nematodes and fungal pathogens associated with banana in East Africa and their bio-control by means of endophytes

Duration
01 October 2018 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
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
Keywords
induced-resistance endophytes Banana plant-parasitic nematodes
 
Project description

Plant-parasitic nematodes and Fusarium wilt of banana are significant pest of banana causing significant crop losses. A survey and visual assessment of banana farms in Kenya/Uganda will be done to characterise the plant-parasitic nematodes and the fungal endophytes associated with banana. Competent fungal endophytes for nematode and Fusarium wilt management will be
identified.