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Impact assessment of natural enemies on stem borer populations and maize yield in three Agro ecological Zones in Mozambique
(Kenyatta University, 2007-05)
Lepidopteran stem borers are the major pests limiting the production of maize and grain sorghum under subsistence farming conditions of Southern Africa. Classical biological control has traditionally emphasized the control ...
The role of arthropod vectors in the transmission of lumpy skin disease in cattle
Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is an economically crippling disease of cattle with epizootic occurrence particularly after the onset of the rainy season. Biting arthropods have been implicated as vectors of lumpy skin ...
Assessment by performance attributes of indigenous egg parasitoids (hymenoptera: trichogrammatidae for biocontrol of african bollworm (helicoverpa armigera) in Kenya
(Kenyatta University, 2004-08)
Trichogrammatid egg parasitoids are used extensively for the control of several lepidopteran pests in many areas of the world. They ar~he most promising biological control agents for inundative releases against the African ...
Diversity, Ecology and population dynamics of Lepidopteran stem borers in Kenya
(Kenyatta University, 2009-07)
Stem borers are important field insect pests of maize [Zea mays L.] and sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] in Africa. They account for more than 30% yield losses depending on fhe composition of the pest community. A ...
Breeding of the honey bee (apis mellifera l.) and its potential for royal jelly production in Kenya
(Kenyatta University, 2004-07)
Royal jelly is a creamy, milky white, strongly acidic and highly nitrogenous substance secreted by the hypopharyngeal and mandibular glands of worker honey bees at the ages of 5 - 15 days of age. The jelly is fed to queens ...