Allium crops are the most indispensable vegetable crops used as condiments in most Ethiopian cuisine. Among them, onion (Allium cepa L.) is one of the oldest known and an important bulbous vegetable crop grown in Ethiopia. It is used in preparation of different foods and in therapeutic medicine in the country. It has a great potential to produce every year for both local consumption and export with an average yield of 13.3 tons per hectare. Toke Kutaye district of West Showa Zone, Ethiopia has high potential for onion cultivation due to availability of ample irrigated farmlands and the presence of relatively better market access as compared to other districts of West Showa Zone. Currently farmers in the study areas are growing the varieties of Adama red and Bombe red. However, both varieties are susceptible to onion thrips.
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Citation: Shiberu T, Negeri M, Selvaraj T (2013) Evaluation of Some Botanicals and Entomopathogenic Fungi for the Control of Onion Thrips (Thrips tabaci L.) in West Showa, Ethiopia. J Plant Pathol Microb 4:161
Last date updated on July, 2014