publication . Article . 2017

Evaluation of Agronet Covers to Reduce Pesticide Application for Yield Improvement and Profitability for Small Scale Cabbage (Brassica oleraceae var. capitata) Growers

Saidi Mwanarusi; Muleke M’mbone;
Open Access
  • Published: 10 Jan 2017
Abstract
Poor returns from open field cabbage (Brassica oleraceae var. capitata) production in sub-Saharan Africa are attributed to compromised yield due to high pest infestation. With chemical control measures becoming increasingly uneconomical and hazardous, relatively cheaper and eco-friendly alternative technologies are imperative. Two trials were conducted at the Horticulture Research and Teaching Field, Egerton University, Kenya to assess the yield and economic benefits of using agronet covers against major insect pests of cabbage. A randomized complete block design with six treatments replicated five times, was used. The treatments comprised of 0.4 mm and 0.9 mm p...
Subjects
free text keywords: Pest exclusion, microclimate modification, yield, cost benefit ratio, cabbage, Profitability index, Brassica, biology.organism_classification, biology, Pesticide application, Capitata, Agronomy
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publication . Article . 2017

Evaluation of Agronet Covers to Reduce Pesticide Application for Yield Improvement and Profitability for Small Scale Cabbage (Brassica oleraceae var. capitata) Growers

Saidi Mwanarusi; Muleke M’mbone;