Drip irrigation can be a transformational technology for smallholder producers. It has many advantages over rainfed production and traditional furrow irrigation methods, such as increased on-farm yields, year-round production, efficient use of scarce water resources, and reductions in waterlogging, salinization, and pest and disease pressures. The commercial potential for the private sector to expand this technology to smallholder farmers is enormous, given the sheer volume of potential customers at the smallholder level, and the area of arable land yet to be irrigated.
Yield and Fiscal Benefits of Rhizobium Inoculation Supplemented with Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K) in Climbing Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Grown in Northern Tanzania
Effect of Mulch and Different Fungicide Spray Regimes on Yield of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L) in Tanzania
Onion thrips (Thrips tabaci Lindeman) are dual destructive as both pests and vectors of Tospo viruses. Thrips tabaci has impact on a wide range of crops. Thrips damage, thrips count, leaf parameters, tolerance, susceptibility and onion yield of thirteen onion genotypes and three commercial onion cultivars were tested. The results of TAUIPC (Total Area Under Infestation Pressure Curve) showed that the accessions having their average leaf damage below two namely VIO38552, VIO38512 and AVON 1067 were categorized as the most tolerant accessions among the tested genotypes.
Effect of mulch and different fungicide spray regimes on yield of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) in Tanzania
In spite of the GOT’s new focus on domestically-eaten food-crops (rice and corn are good examples), increasing world coffee prices and improved meteorological conditions during the early part of the marketing year (MY) (July 2010/June 2011 (MY2011)) will likely mean an increased exportable coffee surplus for MY2011 (810,000 60 Kilo bags) with respect to MY2010 (580,000 60 Kilo bags).