African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 761

Full Length Research Paper

Occurrence, distribution and severity of finger millet blast caused by Magnaporthe oryzae in Kenya

Margaret Odeph
  • Margaret Odeph
  • Institute for Biotechnology Research, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Wycliffe Wanjala Luasi
  • Wycliffe Wanjala Luasi
  • Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Agnes Kavoo
  • Agnes Kavoo
  • Department of Horticulture, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Cecilia Mweu
  • Cecilia Mweu
  • Institute for Biotechnology Research, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Matthew Ngugi
  • Matthew Ngugi
  • Department of Horticulture, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Fredah Maina
  • Fredah Maina
  • Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Naomi Nzilani
  • Naomi Nzilani
  • Department of Horticulture, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Wilton Mwema Mbinda
  • Wilton Mwema Mbinda
  • Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Pwani University, Kilifi, Kenya.
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Desta Bekele
  • Desta Bekele
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Assosa Agricultural Research Center, Assosa, Ethiopia.
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Girma Abera
  • Girma Abera
  • School of Plant and Horticulture Science, College of Agriculture, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia.
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Amsalu Gobena
  • Amsalu Gobena
  • School of Plant and Horticulture Science, College of Agriculture, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 30 January 2020
  •  Accepted: 03 April 2020
  •  Published: 30 April 2020

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