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Species diversity and distribution of lepidopteran stem borers in South Africa and Mozambique
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Data from this study and others in East Africa on the very low abundance of stem borers in wild host plants question the putative role ofWild host plants as reservoir for stem borer pests. Expand
The Sterile Insect Technique in Agricultural Crops in South Africa: A Metamorphosis …. but Will it Fly?‡
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The current objective of the Medfly SIT programme is population suppression, but this is merely a means to an end, and the ultimate goal is the creation of Medfly-free areas, leading to sustained and expanded international fruit markets without trade restrictions due to Medfly. Expand
Biological Control of Eldana saccharina Walker in South African Sugarcane: Constraints Identified From 15 Years of Research
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The progress of the South African Sugar Association Experiment Station’s 15-year-old biological control programme against Eldana saccharina Walker is reviewed and constraints identified as limiting the successful establishment of 10 egg, 12 larval and 2 pupal ‘new association’ parasitoids are summarized. Expand
AN INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR ELDANA SACCHARINA IN THE MIDLANDS NORTH REGION OF KWAZULU-NATAL
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The principles used in the development of the IPMS are described, so that it aligns with the environmental management system currently in place and complies with the best management practice (BMP) for sugarcane farming adopted by growers in the area. Expand
Investigating strategies for minimising damage caused by the sugarcane pest Eldana saccharina
Abstract The control of Eldana saccharina Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in sugarcane of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa has proved problematical. Among various methods of control available are earlyExpand
Active defence of herbivorous hosts against parasitism: Adult parasitoid mortality risk involved in attacking a concealed stemboring host
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The behaviour of the braconid parasitoid Cotesia sesamiae attacking stemboring larvae inside their feeding tunnel in the plant stem was investigated in maize and sugarcane stem pieces and transparent artificial tunnels and a considerable proportion of female wasps were killed in their attempt to attack the spitting and biting host. Expand
Fulmekiola serrata (Kobus) (Thysanoptera : Thripidae), a new pest in southern African sugarcane : short communication
Fulmekiola serrata (Kobus) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) was recorded on sugarcane on mainland Africa for the first time during 2004. Specimens have been collected from KwaZulu-Natal and MpumpalungaExpand
Beauveria brongniartii on white grubs attacking sugarcane in South Africa.
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No genetic differentiation was observed between the Harden Heights and Canema populations; they thus may be considered one, structured and fragmented population over a distance of 5.5 km. Expand
Indigenous African parasitoids of Eldana saccharina (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).
Since 1992, surveys for indigenous parasitoids of Eldana saccharina Walker in a variety of African habitats have been completed. Thirty species of larval parasitoid have been found in eightExpand
A review and perspectives for the biological control of the African sugarcane stalkborer Eldana saccharina Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)
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It is proposed that a ‘classically’ based biological control approach could be more successful in limiting borer numbers in sugarcane. Expand
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