African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6544

Full Length Research Paper

Current banana smallholder farmers’ farming practices and knowledge on plant-parasitic nematodes associated with banana (Musa spp.) in Rusitu Valley, Zimbabwe

James Chitamba
  • James Chitamba
  • Agronomy Department, Midlands State University, P. Bag 9055, Gweru, Zimbabwe.
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Pepukai Manjeru
  • Pepukai Manjeru
  • Agronomy Department, Midlands State University, P. Bag 9055, Gweru, Zimbabwe.
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Nhamo Mudada
  • Nhamo Mudada
  • Plant Quarantine Services Institute, P. Bag 2007, Mazowe, Zimbabwe.
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Cleopas Chenai Chinheya
  • Cleopas Chenai Chinheya
  • Nematology Department, Kutsaga Research Station, P.O. Box 1909, Harare, Zimbabwe. 5Department of Plant
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Maxwell Handiseni
  • Maxwell Handiseni
  • Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX77843, USA.
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  •  Received: 10 November 2015
  •  Accepted: 10 February 2016
  •  Published: 31 March 2016


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