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dc.contributorBekele, Endashawen_US
dc.contributorGetu, Emanaen_US
dc.contributorImtiaz, Muhammaden_US
dc.contributorDamte, Tebkewen_US
dc.contributorMulatu, Bayehen_US
dc.contributorDagne, Kifleen_US
dc.creatorKeneni, Gemechuen_US
dc.identifier.citationGemechu Keneni, Endashaw Bekele, Emana Getu, Muhammad Imtiaz, Tebkew Damte, Bayeh Mulatu, Kifle Dagne. (31/8/2011). Breeding Food Legumes for Resistance to Storage Insect Pests: Potential and Limitations. Sustainability, 3 (9), pp. 1399-1415.en_US
dc.description.abstractStorage insect pests cause significant losses of food legumes particularly in the Tropics and the Sub-tropics. The most important species of storage insect pests of food legumes include Callosobruchus chinensis, C. maculatus, C. analis, Acanthoscelides obtectus, Bruchus incarnatus, B. rufimanus, B. dentipes, B. quinqueguttatus, B. emarginatus, B. ervi, B. lentis and B. pisorum. Effective post-harvest insect pest control measures should constitute part of the overall crop husbandry practices for preserving the quality of produce. Storage insect pests are commonly controlled using chemical insecticides which, however, bear many drawbacks related to high cost, environmental pollution and food safety risks. Breeding legume crops to improve their resistance against storage insect pests, although having technical limitations, is the best way of overcoming these disadvantages in an environment-friendly manner. In this paper, we present the findings of our extensive reviews on the potential of breeding resistant varieties of food legumes against storage insect pests along with the major technical limitations one would likely encounter and the prospective ways of tackling them.en_US
dc.sourceSustainability;3,(2011) Pagination 1399-1415en_US
dc.subjectresistance breedingen_US
dc.subjectfood legumesen_US
dc.subjectstorage insect pestsen_US
dc.titleBreeding Food Legumes for Resistance to Storage Insect Pests: Potential and Limitationsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center - CIMMYTen_US
cg.contributor.centerEthiopian Institute of Agricultural Research - EIARen_US
cg.contributor.centerAddis Ababa University - AAUen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.isijournalISI Journalen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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