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On-farm evaluation of the ‘push–pull’ technology for the control of stemborers and striga weed on maize in western Kenya
(Elsevier Inc., 2008-03)
The ‘push–pull’ technology is a novel pest management strategy developed for control of stemborers and striga weed, Striga hermonthica, in maize-based farming systems in eastern Africa, where maize is intercropped with ...
Evaluation of farmers' field days as a dissemination tool for push-pull technology in Western Kenya
(Elsevier Ltd, 2009-03)
Our earlier study on farmers' adoption of ‘Push-pull’ technology (PPT) for management of cereal stemborers and Striga weed showed that field days (FDs) could be effective in technology dissemination. Hence, in an effort ...
Traditional use of mosquito-repellent plants in western Kenya and their evaluation in semi-field experimental huts against Anopheles gambiae: ethnobotanical studies and application by thermal expulsion and direct burning
(Oxford University Press, 2002-06)
Ethnobotanical survey in 2 communities in western Kenya revealed that the most commonly known repellent plants were Ocimum americanum L. (64•1%), Lantana camara L. (17•9%), Tagetes minuta L. (11•3%) and Azadirachta indica ...
Essential oils of indigenous plants protect livestock from infestations of Rhipicephalus appendiculatus and other tick species in herds grazing in natural pastures in western Kenya
(Springer Verlag, 2017)
The effects of formulated essential oils of Tagetes minuta and Tithonia diversifolia on Rhipicephalus appendiculatus infesting livestock were evaluated in semi- field experiments. Forty-five zebu cattle naturally ...
The effect of essential oils of Tagetes minuta and Tithonia diversifolia on on-host behaviour of the brown ear tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus
(Fundación CIPAV, 2018)
On–host behaviour of Rhipicephalus appendiculatus was studied in the field in Bungoma County in Kenya to evaluate the putative repellent effects of essential oils of Tagetes minuta and Tithonia diversifolia at its ...
Field efficacy of thermally expelled or live potted repellent plants against African malaria vectors in western Kenya
Objective To estimate the effectiveness of live potted plants and thermal expulsion of plant materials in repelling African malaria vectors in traditional houses in western Kenya. MethodsOcimum americanum, Lantana camara ...