Groundnut - Plant Protection

Groundnut is infected by a number of diseases in Zambia. Of these, only cercospora leaf spot caused by Cercospora canescens, scab caused by Elsinoe phaseoli, ascochyta blight caused by Phoma exigua (Ascochyta phaseolorum), pod/root rot caused by Sclerotium rolfsii and wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum of ssp. Voundzeiae are of economic importance.

Cultural practices such as crop rotation, use of disease free seed and field sanitation will reduce the disease severity. Utilization of resistant genotypes to most of these diseases is the best control measure.


Chipata Depot
Stand No. 931 David Kaunda Rd
P.O. Box 510695, Chipata
Tel: +260 216 21500
Eastern province

Kapiri Mposhi Depot
Stand No. 911 Great North Rd
P.O. Box 810194, Kapiri Mposhi
Tel: +260 215 271166/74
Central Province

Kitwe Depot
Kitwe Show Grounds
P.O. Box 22196, Kitwe
Tel: +260212 226777
Coperbelt Province

Mazabuka Depot
Lubombo Rd
P.O. Box 670174, Mazabuka
Tel: +260 213 30275
Southern Province