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Cover for Understanding the ecology and impact of parasitoids of the whitefly (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bemisia tabaci</i> complex: Aleyrodidae) in cassava landscapes of East Africa.

Author(s)
Macfadyen, S.; Kalyebi, A.; Tembo, Y.; Katono, K.; Polaszek, A.; Tay WeeTek; Paull, C.; Colvin, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Assessment of the economic and poverty impacts of biological control of cereal stemborers in Kenya using the economic surplus modelling approach.

Author(s)
Midingoyi, S.; Hippolyte, A.; Ibrahim, M.; Muriithi, B.; Ong'amo, G.; Bruno, L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Economic impact of biological control of mango-infesting fruit flies: a case study of Kenya.

Author(s)
Muriithi, B. W.; Mohamed, S. A.; Sunday, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Status of entomopathogenic nematodes in integrated pest management strategies in South Africa.

Integrated pest management (IPM) strategies are currently implemented against several insect pests in South Africa, of which noteworthy targets include: the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta, on citrus; potato leaf miner, Liriomyza huidobrensis, in potato; grapevine mealybug, Planococcus ...

Author(s)
Hatting, J. L.; Malan, A. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Challenges for economic impact assessment of classical biological control in Kenya and Tanzania.

This chapter presents a case of economic impact assessment of classical biological control and pesticide use in Kenya and Tanzania, targeting the diamondback moth, one of the most destructive pests of cabbage worldwide. The effect of the release of an exotic parasitoid by the International Centre...

Author(s)
Asfaw, A.; Mithöfer, D.; Löhr, B.; Waibel, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Resistance risks and management associated with Bt maize in Kenya.

This chapter addresses the risk that insect pests associated with Bt maize may evolve resistance to Bt proteins. A series of questions has been constructed to assess risk resistance prior to field release, and before and after commercial release. A possible resistance management plan for the use of ...

Author(s)
Fitt, G. P.; Andow, D. A.; Carrière, Y.; Moar, W. J.; Schuler, T. H.; Omoto, C.; Kanya, J.; Okech, M. A.; Arama, P.; Maniania, N. K.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998619)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The maize agricultural context in Kenya.

This chapter outlines the environmental and socioeconomic conditions under which maize is grown in Kenya. The major insect, disease and weed pests of maize in Kenya are presented with specific detail given on stem borers of which Busseola fusca and Chilo partellus are the dominant species. Various...

Author(s)
Muhammad, L.; Underwood, E.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998619)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for IPM case studies: cotton.

This chapter presents the biological and ecological characteristics of Aphis gossypii, its infestation of cotton crop, its damage and economic importance. Some advantages and disadvantages of A. gossypii control strategies (chemical, cultural, biological and integrated control and use of pest...

Author(s)
Deguine, J. P.; Vaissayre, M.; Leclant, F.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9780851998190)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of the Russian wheat aphid integrated control programme in South Africa.

This study was undertaken to describe the adoption and impact of the Russian wheat aphid (RWA) integrated control programme in the Central and Eastern Free State of South Africa. Rapid adoption of RWA-resistant cultivars has been demonstrated since their release in 1993. The area sown to the...

Author(s)
Marasas, C. N.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ghana national integrated pest management program.

This chapter provides a brief history of integrated pest management (IPM) in Ghana; describes the principles and implementation of the farmers' field schools (FFS) methodology in promoting the adoption of IPM, as well as the issues and constraints in the implementation of FFS; mentions the IPM...

Author(s)
Afreh-Nuamah, K.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996523)
Type
Book chapter

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