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Insects feeding on Sesbania species in natural stands and agroforestry systems in southern Malawi
Pest and disease interactions in agroforestry systemsis a little studied area.Surveys were conducted in the Mangochi and Zomba districts of southern Malawi between December 1997 and February 1998 toExpand
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A preliminary study on the pathogenicity of two isolates of nucleopolyhedroviruses infecting African bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
Two isolates of nucleopolyhedroviruses (NPVs) from Kenya and South Africa were compared to Gemstar® (a commercial NPV) for their pathogenicity against the first four larval instars of HelicoverpaExpand
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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
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Comparative life table analysis of Trichogramma bournieri Pintureau and Babault and Trichogramma sp. nr. mwanzai Schulten and Feijen (Hym., Trichogrammatidae) from Kenya
Abstract:  Egg parasitoids of the genus Trichogramma (Hym., Chalcidoidea: Trichogrammatidae) have been successfully utilized for biocontrol of several lepidopteran pests world‐wide. TrichogrammaExpand
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Functional response of six indigenous trichogrammatid egg parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) in Kenya: influence of temperature and relative humidity
Abstract Laboratory tests were conducted to evaluate the functional responses of six species/strains of native Kenyan trichogrammatids using the factitious pyralid host, Corcyra cephalonica, underExpand
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The effect of temperature and humidity on the bionomics of six African egg parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae)
Abstract The life table statistics of six native Kenyan species/strains of Trichogramma and Trichogrammatoidea were established using a factitious host Corcyra cephalonica, Stainton (Lepidoptera:Expand
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Spatial Distribution and Sampling Plans for Mesoplatys ochroptera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) on Sesbania
Abstract With the widespread introduction of the nitrogen-fixing legume sesbania, Sesbania sesban (L.) Merril, in agroforestry systems, the defoliating beetle Mesoplatys ochroptera Stål has become aExpand
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A field trial of the entomogenous fungus Metarhizium anisopliae for control of onion thrips, Thrips tabaci
Abstract In Kenya, Thrips tabaci Lind., is an important constraint to onion production. The current strategy to use synthetic pesticides is inadequate and unsustainable. An isolate of MetarhiziumExpand
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Parasitism, longevity and progeny production of six indigenous Kenyan trichogrammatid egg parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) at different temperature and relative humidity regimes
Abstract Six native Kenyan species/strains of Trichogramma and Trichogrammatoidea, recovered from Helicoverpa armigera were evaluated at six different temperatures (10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35°C) andExpand
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Temperature-dependent Development of Four Egg Parasitoid Trichogramma Species (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae)
Trichogramma species have been successfully utilized for biocontrol of several lepidopteran pests worldwide. The development, survival and progeny production of two Kenyan species' TrichogrammaExpand
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