Publications, Sub Saharan Africa, Uganda

The use of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) traditional varieties and their mixtures with commercial varieties to manage bean fly (Ophiomyia spp.) infestations in Uganda. W. Ssekandi, J. W. Mulumba,P. Colangelo, R. Nankya, C. Fadda,J. Karungi, M. Otim, P. De Santis & D. I. Jarvis

July 6th, 2015

The bean fly (Ophiomyia spp.) is considered the most economically damaging field insect pest of common beans in Uganda. Despite the use of existing pest management approaches, reported damage has remained high. Forty eight traditional and improved common bean varieties currently grown in farmers’ fields were evaluated for resistance against bean fly.