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Impact of African Cassava Mosaic Disease on the Production of Fourteen Cultivars of Cassava in Yangambi, Democratic Republic of Congo

Monde, G.; Bolonge, P.; Bolamba, F.; Walangululu, J.; Winter, S.; Bragard, C.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: Tropicultura (issn: 0771-3312, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AGRI-OVERSEAS
Abstract
The effects of cassava mosaic disease (CMD) on growth and yield components were systematically determined on 14 different cassava genotypes in Yangambi. The results show that the tested cultivars differed significantly in terms of severity of the virus, harvest index and tuber production (P< 0.05). CMD had a variable depressive effect on vegetative development. Stem dimensions were hardly reduced, while the height of cultivars Ponjo (38%) and Mboloko (29%) and Ponjo, Lofiongi, Bangi as the leaf area of cultivar Mboloko were significantly lower. The impact of CMD on yield components was generally greater on local cultivars and insignificant on resistant varieties...
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free text keywords: Cassava Mosaic Disease, Resistance, Tolerance Cultivars, Production, Democratic Republic of Congo, Agriculture, S
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