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Significance and transmission of maize streak virus disease in Africa and options for management: A review
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This review has considered the potential of using soil nutrients in determining nutritive status of maize host plants and its effects on population dynamics of Cicadulina mbila Naude (Homoptera: Cicadelidae), an important vector of MSV disease and the expression ofMSV disease. Expand
Abundance and diversity of lepidopteran stemborers and their parasitoids on selected wild grasses in Uganda
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Wild grasses play a minor role in the seasonal persistence of C. partellus on S. arundinaceum and parasitoids of Sesamia spp. Expand
A review of the introduction and establishment of cotesia flavipes cameron in east africa for biological Control of Cereal Stemborers
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Preliminary observations suggest that the parasitoid is causing greater mortality to stemborers in southwestern Kenya than in the coastal area, and more specifically in the sud-ouest of Kenya. Expand
Geographic distribution and host plant ranges of East African noctuid stem borers
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It is found that species belonging to the same types or genus harboured common ecological characteristics such as pigmentation and feeding site, and the Sciomesa Tams and Bowden 1953 genus was an exception as it had a mixture of these characters. Expand
Release and establishment of Cotesia flavipes Cameron (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) an exotic parasitoid of Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in East and Southern Africa
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The progress made in the release and establishment of C. flavipes in East and Southern Africa is described and the rate of spread from the initial release sites in Kenya is quantified. Expand
Cereal Stemborer Distribution and Abundance, and Introduction and Establishment of Cotesia flavipes Cameron (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Mozambique
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Field surveys carried out in Mozambique showed that two indigenous cereal stemborers, Busseola fusca Fuller and Sesamia calamistis Hampson and one exotic stemborer, Chilo parteltus, are the main pests of maize and sorghum in the country, and a programme was initiated to introduce the exotic parasitoid Cotesia flavipes Cameron to increase natural suppression of Ch. Expand
Assessment of the impact of natural enemies on stemborer infestations and yield loss in maize using selected insecticides in Mozambique
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It was concluded that exclusion of natural enemies caused an increase in stemborers populations, thus, the parasitoids play an important role in suppressing stemborer infestations and increase maize yield. Expand
Diversity of lepidopteran stem borers on monocotyledonous plants in eastern Africa and the islands of Madagascar and Zanzibar revisited
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The lepidopteran stem borer species diversity in the wild host plants was far more diverse than previously reported. Expand
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