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Farmers' knowledge, perceptions, and management practices of the new invasive pest, fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Ethiopia and Kenya
TLDR
The present study highlights the need to develop management strategies for fall armyworm based on farmers’ needs and priorities.
Allelopathic Effects of Parthenium hysterophorus Extracts on Seed Germination and Seedling Growth of Eragrostis tef
TLDR
Investigation of the allelopathic effects of Parthenium hysterophorus weed on seed germination and seedling growth of tef found extracts from flower, root and stem had a stimulatory effect on shoot length at all concentration levels, as against an inhibitory effect of leaf extracts.
Resistance of maize varieties to the maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais (Motsch.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
TLDR
An inverse relationship between the susceptibility index and percent mortality and median developmental time is found; however, the numbers of F1 progeny, percent seed damage and seed weight loss were positively related with the susceptibility Index.
Post-harvest losses in African maize in the face of increasing food shortage
Maize is the most important food staple for resource-poor smallholders in Africa, providing food and income to millions. One of the key constraints to improving food and nutritional security in
Effects of insect population density and storage time on grain damage and weight loss in maize due to the maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais and the larger grain borer Prostephanus truncatus
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Results showed that weed seed separated at Backi Maglic in all years dominated in the top soil layer, while the lowest quantities were separated from the deepest layer, and that number of weeds declined annually.
First report of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), natural enemies from Africa
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It is of paramount importance in designing a biological control program for fall armyworm, either through conservation of native natural enemies or augmentative release, to see a reasonable level of biological control in place.
Effect of inoculation method and plant growth medium on endophytic colonization of sorghum by the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana
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Leaf inoculation with a conidial suspension proved to be the best method to introduce B. bassiana into sorghum leaves for plants growing in either sterile or non-sterile soil.
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