International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


A Baseline Survey on Enhancing Sweet potato Production through Development and Promotion of Appropriate Weed Management and Spacing Technologies in Kenya
      Violet Nakhungu Momanyi, Ruth Amata, Hellen Atuncha
Abstract: Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L) is an important tuber crop worldwide. It is the second most economically important after Irish potato in Sub- Sahara Africa. In Kenya, it is an important food crop alongside maize. Sweet potato has gained popularity among many farmers in Kenya due to its ability to give satisfactory yields under adverse climatic and soil condition as well as under low or no use of external inputs. However, its yield potential of 20-50 t/ha of root dry weight is yet to be exploited by farmers due to abiotic and biotic constraints. A Participatory rural appraisal and survey was carried out in central, eastern and western Kenya in August to October 2012 in order to understand and validate problematic weeds of sweet potatoes, methods and costs of control, with the aim of conducting research. Results indicated that hand weeding using hoes was the most popular method farmers used to control weeds. And that most farmers across the counties spent between Ksh. 2,000-2,999 to control them.

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Violet Nakhungu Momanyi, Ruth Amata, Hellen Atuncha (2018); A Baseline Survey on Enhancing Sweet potato Production through Development and Promotion of Appropriate Weed Management and Spacing Technologies in Kenya; Int J Sci Res Publ 6(1) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0116.php?rp=P495062
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