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Title: How to control Striga and stemborer in maize

Date Published: 2007
Author/s: The ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)
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Funding Agency : European Union.
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Journal Publisher: CTA
Affiliation: CTA, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD)
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Maize is the most important staple food in Eastern Africa. But yields on smallholder farms
are often very low, typically just one quarter of what could be achieved. In a good year, using
improved varieties with good management, recommended amounts of fertilizer and effective
control of pests and diseases could increase yields from 10 to 50 bags per plot.

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