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Significance and transmission of maize streak virus disease in Africa and options for management: A review
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
Functional response of Orius albidipennis (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) to Megalurothrips sjostedti (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)
Attack rates increased with temperature for both the second instar larva and adult M. sjostedti, and handling times for the larvae decreased with an increase in temperature while those for the adults increased with increase inTemperature. Expand
Abundance and diversity of lepidopteran stemborers and their parasitoids on selected wild grasses in Uganda
Wild grasses play a minor role in the seasonal persistence of C. partellus on S. arundinaceum and parasitoids of Sesamia spp. Expand
The effect of temperature and humidity on the bionomics of six African egg parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae)
These three strains appear to be promising candidates for augmentation biocontrol against the African bollworm Helicoverpa armigera in Kenya. Expand
Effects of two neem insecticide formulations on the attractiveness, acceptability and suitability of diamondback moth larvae to the parasitoid, Diadegma mollipla (Holmgren) (Hym., Ichneumonidae)
Abstract:  Behavioural responses of female Diadegma mollipla to volatiles from cabbage plants and host‐infested [Plutella xylostella (L.)] cabbage plants sprayed with two neem insecticideExpand
Functional response of six indigenous trichogrammatid egg parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) in Kenya: influence of temperature and relative humidity
There was no relationship between source (altitude, climate) and performance of the strains at the temperatures and host densities tested, and the implications for deploying the strains for inundative biocontrol of H. armigera in agroecosystems in Kenya are discussed. Expand
Biology of Sturmiopsis parasitica (Diptera: Tachinidae) and Suitability of Three Cereal Stem Borers (Lepidoptera: Crambidae, Noctuidae) for Its Development
Inoculation of diapausing B. fusca larvae resulted in an extended larval period of the tachinids, indicating that the seasonal carryover of S. parasitica in diapaused larvae in Zimbabwe could be a hormone-induced physiological response. Expand
Effect of constant temperatures on germination, radial growth and virulence of Metarhizium anisopliae to three species of African tephritid fruit flies
There were significant differences in susceptibility between fly species to fungal infection at all the temperatures tested, and the LT90values decreased with increasing temperature upto the optimum temperature of 30°C. Expand
Performance of a Prototype Baited-trap in Attracting and Infecting the Tick Amblyomma variegatum (Acari: Ixodidae) in Field Experiments
Results were significantly different at the 5% level, an indication that the pheromone/fungi mixtures had significant effect in reducing the tick population in the field. Expand