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Studies on species diversity, host preference, host suitability, longevity and fecundity of native egg parasitoids of stemborers in semi-arid Kenya
Infestation and damage by lepidopteran stemborers is one of the major causes of low maize yields in Kenya. Among the biological management options of stemborers, egg parasitoids are some of the potential agents that can ...
An interaction model between Cotesia flavipes and Cotesia sesamiae, parasitoids of the gramineous stem-borers at the Kenya Coast
One of the greatest challenges facing the people of sub-Saharan Africa is the production of sufficient food to feed a rapidly increasing population in the face of dwindling finances. As the population grows at 3% and food ...
An assessment of lepidopteran stemborer species distribution in relation to diversity of wild host grasses in maize and sorghum growing zines in Kenya
Lepidopteran stemborers pose a serious constraint to maize (Zea mays L.) and sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) production in Africa. Despite the achievements made through biologocal, chemical and cultural control approaches, ...
Assessment of the role and impact of agroecosystem diversification on maize stemborer, leucaena psyllid and their natural enemies at the Kenyan Coast
Lepidopteran stemborers are a major constraint to the production of cereals in the tropics with Chilo partellus (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) being the most serious species. The pest is an exotic species that originated from ...