This poll has completed. It ran from April 25, 2019, 9:29 a.m. through May 2, 2019, 6:51 a.m.

KAMWENGE | NARO 1.5: What do you do to control pests and diseases in your banana plantation?

Background

If not controlled, pests and disease can wipe out an entire banana plantation. The most common types of banana pests and disease include: banana bacterial wilt (Kajunde in Runyankole), banana weevils commonly known as Kayovu which attack the crop roots, Snails, Wild ants (commonly known as Kaasa) and many others. All these lead to low banana yields and if not well managed, they can wipe out your matooke plantation completely.

Question  

What do you do to control pests and diseases in your banana plantation?


A. I remove corms
B. I spray with chemicals
C. I remove male buds
D. I plant improved varieties
E. I use clean planting materials
F. I do not do anything

INSTRUCTIONS

Go to messages on your phone & type VOK (SPACE) DISTRICT (SPACE) ANSWER (a, b, c, d, e or f) and Send your message to 8881. This SMS is totally FREE of charge. I encourage women and girls to participate. DO NOT let men speak for you. Make your opinion count!

 
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