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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…
Intercropping increases parasitism of pests
Intercropping with the non-host molasses grass, Melinis minutiflora, significantly decreased levels of infestation by stem-borers in the main crop and also increased larval parasitism of stem- borers by Cotesia sesamiae.
Repellency of essential oils of some Kenyan plants against Anopheles gambiae.
On-farm evaluation of the 'push-pull' technology for the control of stemborers and striga weed on maize in western Kenya
The preparation of synthetic analogues of strigol
A range of analogues of the natural germination stimulant, strigol, for parasitic weeds of the genera Striga and Orobanche, has been prepared. Most of the products contain an α-formyl-γ-lactone (or…
Control of Witchweed Striga hermonthica by Intercropping with Desmodium spp., and the Mechanism Defined as Allelopathic
- Z. Khan, A. Hassanali, Christine Woodcock
- Biology, MedicineJournal of Chemical Ecology
- 1 September 2002
During investigations into the control of insect damage to maize crops in subsistence farming in Kenya, the fodder legumes silverleaf (Desmodium uncinatum) and greenleaf were found to reduce dramatically the infestation of maize by parasitic witchweeds such as Striga hermonthica.
Relationship between virulence and repellency of entomopathogenic isolates of Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana to the termite Macrotermes michaelseni.
Field efficacy of thermally expelled or live potted repellent plants against African malaria vectors in western Kenya
- A. Seyoum, G. Killeen, E. Kabiru, B. Knols, A. Hassanali
- MedicineTropical medicine & international health
- 1 November 2003
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, a large number of traditional houses have been destroyed by fire.
Integrated pest management: the push–pull approach for controlling insect pests and weeds of cereals, and its potential for other agricultural systems including animal husbandry
- A. Hassanali, H. Herren, Z. Khan, J. Pickett, Christine Woodcock
- Biology, MedicinePhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
- 12 February 2008
This paper describes the ‘push–pull’ or ‘stimulo-deterrent diversionary’ strategy in relation to current and potential examples from the authors' own experiences, as well as examples from animal husbandry in Africa.
Toxicity and protectant potential of camphor, a major component of essential oil of Ocimum kilimandscharicum, against four stored product beetles
Camphor applied either topically, impregnated on filter papers or whole wheat and maize grains was highly toxic to all the four species and there was, however, highly significant reduction in toxicity in grain after only 24 h following treatment.