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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 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
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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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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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