Vol.16 NO 1, 2015

The common dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is the most widely grown food legume in Uganda,however, its production in western Uganda has been threatened by the bean root rot diseases.Resistant varieties and integrated soil and crop management package for the bean root rot disease,developed by the National Beans Research Programme, were promoted from 2003 to 2007 in Bushenyi and Kisoro Districts that were most susceptible to this disease.

This study was conducted to assess the level of uptake of technologies and practices promoted in the target area, and factors influencing the decision to adopt. Data were collected using a semi-structured questionnaire that was administered to 160 purposively selected bean farmers. The Poisson regression model was used to determine the factors influencing the number of technologies and practices used.

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Uptake of resistant varieties and integrated management packages for bean root rot disease in western Uganda
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L. Nasirumbi Sanya , M.A. Ugen , F . Opio , J.I. Mugagga and A. Namayanja

Factors affecting conception rates in cattle following embryo transfer
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M.N. Ongubo, H.A. Rachuonyo, F.N. Lusweti, D.K. Kios, J.K. Kitilit, K. Musee, W.K. Tonui,I.K. Lokwaleput and G.O. Oliech

Tephrosia vogelii for control of fleas in free-range poultry
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R.A. Isabirye and E. Mecleod

Detection and identification of etiological agents (Liberibacter spp.) associated with citrus greening disease in Uganda
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A. Kalyebi, G. Aisu, I. Ramathani, J. Ogwang, N. McOwen and P. Russell

Responses of east African highland banana (EAHB-AAA) cultivars to drought stress
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S.N. Kayongo , J.M. Sebuliba and K. Nyombi

Effect of supplementing lactating goats fed on aflatoxin contaminated feed with calcium bentonite and activated charcoal on aflatoxin M1 concentration, excretion and carryover in milk
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S. Mugerwa , J. Kabirizi and E. Zziwa

Comparison of in vitro digestibility using slaughtered and fistulated cattle as sources of inoculum
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G.A. Beyihayo , R. Omaria , C. Namazzi and A. Atuhaire

Prevalence of common gastro-intestinal nematode infections in commercial goat farms in Central Uganda
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G. Nsereko, P. Emudong, H. Mulindwa and J. Okwee-Acai

Smallholder local chicken production and available feed resources in central Uganda
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M. Mwesigwa, J. Semakula, P . Lusembo, J. Ssenyonjo, R. Isabirye, R. Lumu and T . Namirimu

Effect of pre-incubation and incubation conditions on hatchability and chick quality of Kuroiler chickens
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M. Mwesigwa, J. Semakula, P . Lusembo, J. Ssenyonjo, R. Isabirye, R. Lumu and T . Namirimu

Determination of hormonal combination for increased multiplication of tissue culture potato plantlets
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F. Nuwagira, S.B. Mukasa, W.W. Wagoire , P. Namugga, I.N. Kashaija and A. Barekye

Performance of elite grain sorghum varieties in the West Nile Agro-ecological Zones
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E. Awori, M. Kiryowa, A. Basirika, F . Dradiku, R. Kahunza, A. Oriba, C. Edonia, R. Olupot 1 and J. Mukalazi

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