Intercropping for BBTD management

Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) is transmitted persistently by the banana aphid, Pentalonia nigronervosa Coquerel. To effectively and sustainably manage BBTV threat, this study was conducted to determine the effect of intercropping on BBTV spread and aphid population dynamics. A field experiment was planted in September 2013; four plantain cultivars,-2 local plantains (Essong, Ebang) and two hybrids (PITA 23, PITA 24)- were intercropped with improved cassava variety (TMS 96/0023). Data were collected on aphid abundance and BBTD incidence. for 24 months, differences were observed in aphid abundance and disease incidence between plantain cultivars. Although no significant differences were observed between intercropping and monocropping, curves of aphid dynamics and disease progress showed that, in general the rate of aphid population growth and rate of BBTD spread were higher after cassava harvest. Besides, cassava has added value to the total income of the field.

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Creator Ngatat, Sergine
Creator Affiliation International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Creator ID Type ORCID
Creator ID 0000-0002-5786-3865
Subject Vocab (AGROVOC/GACS/CAB) Intercropping,Plantain,Cassava,Aphids,Cameroon
Subject(s) BBTD,BBTD management,BBTV
Publisher International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor Person R. Hanna, A.Lienou. J., Enoh, A. Fotso Kuate, K.K.M. Fiaboe and P.L. Kumar
Contributor Role Supervisor
Contributor Project Lead Organisation Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor Project Lead Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor CRP CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Banana(RTB)
Contributor Partner Not applicable
Contributor Donor CGIAR program Roots, Tubers and Banana
Contributor Project Banana bunchy top disease control-RTB
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Contributor Affiliation International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Open-Access status Open Access
Production Date 2017-05-25
Embargo End Date 2022-02-09
Content Type Dataset
File Format csv
Identifier Type DOI
Identifier https://doi.org/10.25502/nvjr-6320/d
Identifier Citation
Source Banana bunchy top disease control-RTB
Language English
Relation Not applicable
Agroecological Zone Humid warm tropics
Coverage Region Central Africa
Coverage country Cameroon
Coverage Admin Unit Not applicable
Coverage Y (Latitude) 2.133
Coverage X (Longitude) 10.533
Coverage Start Date 2013-01-12
Coverage End Date 2015-09-04
Contact Ngatat, Sergine; International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contact Email s.ngatat@cgiar.org
Restriction CC-Zero
Email Permission None
Rights CC-Zero