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Cover for Investigating the complex gall community of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Leptocybe invasa</i>.

Author(s)
Hurley, B. P.; Gevers, C.; Dittrich-Schröder, G.; Slippers, B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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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
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
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
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Population dynamics of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Plutella xylostella</i> (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) and its Parasitoids along altitudinal gradients of the eastern afromontane.

Author(s)
Ngowi, B. V.; Tonnang, H. E. Z.; Khamis, F.; Mwangi, E. M.; Nyambo, B.; Ndegwa, P. N.; Subramanian, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Development and evaluation of new sweetpotato varieties through farmer participatory breeding for high altitudes in Kenya.

Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.) plays a significant role in food and nutritional security in Kenya. However, production is constrained by: (i) Sweet potato virus diseases (SPVD) and weevils (Cylas spp.); (ii) shortage of clean planting materials; (iii) lack of suitable varieties for high altitude...

Author(s)
Karanja, L.; Malinga, J.; Ndung'u, J.; Gichangi, A.; Lelgut, D.; Kamundia, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aphids infesting potato in Kenya.

Aphid-transmitted viruses probably cause greater economic loss in potato production than all other insect-related damage. Some 40 virus species are known to infect potato, and of these 13 are aphid transmitted. Monitoring of aphid populations in potato fields is therefore essential to determine...

Author(s)
Were, H. K.; Olubayo, F. M.; Kabira, J.; Aura, J.; Torrance, L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Maize-orange-fleshed sweetpotato intercropping: potential for use to enhance food security and scaling-up the nutrition effort in Malawi.

Maize is the staple food in Malawi where it is mainly cultivated by smallholder farmers under rainfed conditions. Due to increasing climatic uncertainty and declining soil fertility, crop failures often result in shortages affecting up to 1.6 million people every year. An estimated 47% of the...

Author(s)
Abidin, P. E.; Chipungu, F.; Nyekanyeka, T.; Chilanga, T.; Mwenye, O.; Kazembe, J.; Botha, B.; Carey, E. E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Resistance of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Busseola fusca</i> to Cry1Ab Bt maize plants in South Africa and challenges to insect resistance management in Africa.

The evolution of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) maize by the African stem borer, Busseola fusca, in South Africa highlighted the importance of the development of appropriate integrated resistance management (IRM) strategies for stem borers in Africa. Landscape heterogeneity is...

Author(s)
Berg, J. van den; Campagne, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
Type
Book chapter

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