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dc.creatorMahuku, Georgeen_US
dc.date2017-02-28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-28T08:44:48Z
dc.date.available2017-02-28T08:44:48Z
dc.identifierhttps://mel.cgiar.org/reporting/download/hash/c4q30tpVen_US
dc.identifier.citationGeorge Mahuku. (28/2/2017). Evaluation of local and introduced soybean varieties for response to soybean rust pathogen across soybean production ecologies of east and southern Africa.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766/6081
dc.description.abstractSoybean rust, caused by Phakopsora pachyrhizi has emerged as a major threat to soybean production in Africa due to its rapid spread across the continent, as spores can easily be dispersed by winds. Control has mainly been through fungicide application that significantly increases production cost and environmental risks, and is uneconomical and not accessible to many smallholder farmers. Deployment of resistant soybean cultivars is the preferred management method because it is more economical and environmentally friendly. Host resistance to soybean rust exists, and so far, six resistant genes (Rpp1 to Rpp6) have been identified and are being used as source of resistance in breeding programs. However the short-term durability of these genes reflects virulence variability among P. pachyrhizi populations and the development of new physiological races in field populations. There is an urgent need to identify resistant soybean genotypes that can be deployed in breeding programs or can be fast-tracked for release in the country. Efforts to control the disease through identifying and introducing resistance cultivars will enhance sustainable production of soybean. This will lead to improved soil fertility, improved nutrition among households, increase in incomes, and better livelihoods. The aim of this study was to validate the utility of identified resistant genes in the east Africa, identify effective resistance accessions and recommend their use in national breeding programs to develop resistant cultivarsen_US
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dc.languageenen_US
dc.rightsCC-BY-4.0en_US
dc.subjectSoya beanen_US
dc.titleEvaluation of local and introduced soybean varieties for response to soybean rust pathogen across soybean production ecologies of east and southern Africaen_US
dc.typeReporten_US
cg.subject.agrovocagricultureen_US
cg.subject.agrovocevaluationen_US
cg.subject.agrovocproductionen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture - IITAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Cereals - DCen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture - IITAen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Asiaen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Asiaen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.countryETen_US
cg.coverage.countryINen_US
cg.coverage.countryKEen_US
cg.coverage.countryLBen_US
cg.coverage.countryMAen_US
cg.coverage.countryRWen_US
cg.coverage.countryTZen_US
cg.coverage.countryTRen_US
cg.coverage.countryUGen_US
cg.coverage.countryZMen_US
cg.contactg.mahuku@cgiar.orgen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US


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