Effect of Seed Dressing and Some Cultural Practices on Bean Fly (Ophiomyia sp), Bean Aphid (Aphis fabae) and Fusarium Root Rots on Beans in Iganga District
Ohio State University
National Agricultural Research Organization-Namulonge Agricultural and Animal Research Institute (NARO-NAARI), Makerere University (Uganda)
S.Kyamanywa (Uganda); H. Wilson (US)
Farm trials in Iganga district were conducted to determine the effect of seed dressing and earthing-up on bean fly incidence and damage.
The results indicated that seed dressing and earthing-up significantly reduce bean fly damage and bean root rot. There was an increase in bean grain yield of between 72% and 213% associated with seed dressing. Earthing-up at first weeding resulted in 32% to 36% increase in grain yield. Earthing-up and seed dressing, however, did not significantly influence incidences of bean aphid and bean striped weevils.