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Diseases and pests of passion fruit in Kenya

, : Diseases and pests of passion fruit in Kenya. Acta Horticulturae (49): 291-293

The establishment and expansion of the cultivation of passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) in Kenya, one of the leading producers of the crop, have been hindered by the incidence of disease and more recently by attacks by insects and other pests. An account is given of the main diseases and pests found in the country.

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