Chapter 10. MLN management: conclusions and future perspective
MLN management must be effectively addressed through several simultaneously implemented strategies, including development and deployment of elite MLN resistant varieties, agronomic mitigation practices, crop rotations (especially with legumes), etc. (Prasanna et al., 2020). Prophylatic measures are very important to prevent further spread of MCMV/MLN from the presently prevalent to the non-endemic areas either within a country or across countries. While significant success has been achieved so far in preventing the spread and impact of MLN from the eastern African countries to the MLN-free southern Africa or West Africa (which are also major maize-growing regions), there is no scope for complacency. The best management practices outlined in this Manual need to be rigorously implemented by stakeholders at various levels.