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Cover for Biological control in IPM systems in Africa.

This book contains 24 chapters containing case studies and research papers on the biological control of pests by naturally occurring agents, exotic agents or by seasonal manipulation in Africa. This book will be of interest to those working in the areas of crop protection, entomology and pest...

Author(s)
Neuenschwander, P.; Borgemeister, C.; Langewald, J.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996394)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Microbial control of termites in Africa.

This chapter discusses the control of termites using biological control agents, such as entomogenous fungi, in Africa.

Author(s)
Langewald, J.; Mitchell, J. D.; Maniania, N. K.; Kooyman, C.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996394)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Helicoverpa armigera</i> in Africa.

This chapter discusses the biological control of H. armigera in Africa. The biological control agents used for controlling the pest, including parasitoids, predators and entomopathogens, are presented.

Author(s)
Cherry, A.; Cock, M.; Berg, H. van den; Kfir, R.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996394)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Green Muscle<sup xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">TM</sup>, a fungal biopesticide for control of grasshoppers and locusts in Africa.

Locusts and grasshoppers are some of the most devastating insect pests known to mankind. This is the story of the formation of LUBILOSA, a consortium of agencies funded by numerous countries, whose mission was to develop a microbial control agent to fight these notorious pests. After 12 years and...

Author(s)
Langewald, J.; Kooyman, C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Historical overview of biological control in Africa.

This chapter provides an overview of the history of biological control practices in areas covered by the Afrotropical Zoogeographical Region, including Africa south of the Sahara and the islands in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans close to Africa. Sections are given on first attempts at biological...

Author(s)
Greathead, D. J.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996394)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control of homopteran pests of conifers in Africa.

This chapter describes the biological control of 3 pests of conifers in Africa: the cypress aphid, Cinara cupressivora; the woody adelgid, Pineus boerneri; and the black pine aphid, C. cronartii. The distribution and the biological control agents (such as parasitoids and predators) used for...

Author(s)
Day, R. K.; Kairo, M. T. K.; Abraham, Y. J.; Kfir, R.; Murphy, S. T.; Mutitu, K. E.; Chilima, C. Z.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996394)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control of defoliating, and phloem- or wood-feeding insects in commercial forestry in Southern Africa.

This chapter discusses the biological control of insect pests of Eucalyptus spp. and Pinus spp. in Africa. The agents used for controlling these pests, such as parasitoids and predators, are mentioned.

Author(s)
Tribe, G. D.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996394)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control of gramineous lepidopteran stem borers in sub-Saharan Africa.

The biological control of lepidopteran stem borers infesting, maize, sugarcane, sorghum, millet, rice and other valuable gramineous crops in Africa is described in this chapter. The biological control agents for these pests, including predators and parasitoids, are mentioned.

Author(s)
Overholt, W. A.; Conlong, D. E.; Kfir, R.; Schulthess, F.; Sétamou, M.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996394)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control and management of the alien invasive shrub <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Chromolaena odorata</i> in Africa.

The biological control of C. odorata in Africa is described in this chapter. The introduction of this invasive plant in the continent and the effective agents (including insects and pathogens) for controlling infestation are discussed.

Author(s)
Timbilla, J. A.; Zachariades, C.; Braimah, H.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996394)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for IPM of banana weevil in Africa with emphasis on microbial control.

This chapter discusses the control of banana weevil (Cosmopolites sordidus) infesting bananas in Africa using cultural, biological, chemical (including botanical pesticides) and integrated control strategies. The use of microbial pesticides is emphasized.

Author(s)
Gold, C. S.; Nankinga, C.; Niere, B.; Godonou, I.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996394)
Type
Book chapter

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