African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 718


Approaches for the control of banana Xanthomonas wilt in East and Central Africa

J. Kubiriba*
  • J. Kubiriba*
  • National Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 7065, Kampala, Uganda
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W. K. Tushemereirwe
  • W. K. Tushemereirwe
  • National Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 7065, Kampala, Uganda
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  •  Received: 11 September 2013
  •  Accepted: 17 July 2014
  •  Published: 31 August 2014


Bagamba F, Kikulwe E, Tushemereirwe WK, Ngambeki D, Muhangi J, Kagezi GH, Green S (2006). Awareness of banana bacterial wilt control in Uganda: Farmers' perspective. Afr. Crop Sci. J. 14:(2):157-164.
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Bessette G (2004). Involving the community: A Guide to participatory Development Communication. IDRC. 143pp.
Blomme G, Mpiira S, Ssemakadde R, Mukasa H (2005a). Controlling banana Xanthomonas wilt through de-budding. Info Musa 14(1):46.
Buregyeya (2010). Long distance spread of banana bacterial wilt. Msc. Thesis. Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.
Cabaleiro C, Segura A (1997). Field transmission of grapevine leafroll associated virus (GLRa-V-3) by mealybug, Planococcus citri. Plant Dis. 81:283-287.
Davis KNE (2008). Developing methodology for assessing the impact of farmer field schools in East Africa. Proceedings of the 24th Annual meeting of Association the International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE). 4:93-99.

Hawkins R, Heemskerk W, Booth R, Maatman A, Adekunle AA (2009). Integrated Agricultural Research for Development (IAR4D). A concept paper prepared for Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge Programme (SSA CP). 


Jeger MJ (2004). Analysis of disease progress as a basis for evaluating disease management practices. Ann. Rev. Phytopathol. 42:61-82.
Karamura EB, Osiru M, Blomme G, Lusty C, Picq C (2006). Developing a regional Strategy to address the outbreak of Banana Xanthomonas wilt in East and Central Africa: Proceedings of the Banana Xanthomonas wilt regional preparedness and strategy development workshop held in Kampala, Uganda - 14-18 February 2005. International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain, Montpellier, France
Karamura EB, Turyagyenda FL, Tinzaara W, Blomme G, Ssekiwoko F, Eden-Green S, Molina A, Markmham R (2008). Xanthomanas wilt of banana in East and Central Africa. Diagnostic and management guide. Bioversity International, Uganda.

Kubiriba J, Karamura EB, Jogo W, Tushemereirwe WK, Tinzaara W (2012). Community mobilization: A key to effective control of banana Xanthomonas wilt. J. Dev. Agric. Econ. 45(5):125-131.


Kubiriba J, Muthomi J, Ndungo V, Kwach J, Erima R, Rwomushana I, Tushemereirwe W, Opio F (2014). Strategies for rehabilitation of banana fields infested with Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacrearum. J. Crop Protect. 3(1):21-29.
Mwebaze JM, Tusiime G, Tushemereirwe WK, Kubiriba J (2006). The survival of Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum in soil and plant debris. Afr. Crop Sci. J. 14:(2)121-128.
Muhangi J, Nankinga C, Tushemereirwe WK, Rutherfold M, Ragama P, Nowakunda K, Abeyasekera S (2006). Impact of awareness campaigns for banana bacterial wilt in Uganda. Afr. Crop Sci. J. 14:(2)175-183.
Ndungo V, Eden-Green S, Blomme G, Crozier J, Smith J (2005). Presence of banana Xanthomonas wilt (Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Plant Pathol. 55:294.
Nelson R, Mardt C, Orrego R, Ortiz O, Fredrix M, Tenorio J, Vien NV (2001). Working with resource poor farmers to manage plant diseases. Plant Dis. 85:684-695.
Ngambeki D, Tushemereirwe WK, Okaasai O (2006). Awareness of banana bacterial wilt control in Uganda. Community Leaders' perspective. Afr. Crop Sci. J. 14:(2):165-174.
Sherwood SG (1997). Little things mean a lot: Working with Central American farmers to address the mystery of plant diseases. Agric. Hum. Values 14:181-189.
Ssekiwoko F, Tushemereirwe WK, Batte M, Ragama PE, Kumakech A (2006). Reaction of banana germplasm to inoculation with Xanthomonas campestris pv. Musacearum. Afr. Crop Sci. J. 14:(2):151-156.
Thresh JM (1980). The origins and epidemiology of some important plant virus diseases. Appl. Biol. 5:1-65.
Tinzaara W, Gold CS, Ssekiwoko F, Bandyopadhyay R, Abera A, Eden-Green SJ (2006). Role of insects in the transmission of banana bacterial wilt. Afr. Crop Sci. J. 14:(2)105-110.
Tushemereirwe W, Kangire A, Ssekiwoko F, Offord LC, Crozier J, Ba E, Rutherford M, Smith JJ (2004). First report of Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum on banana in Uganda. Plant Pathol. 53:802.
Tushemereirwe WK, Okaasai O, Kubiriba J, Nankinga C, Muhangi J, Odoi N, Opio F (2006). Status of banana bacterial wilt in Uganda. Afr. Crop Sci. J. 14(2):73-82.