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Potential of using entomop athogenic nematodes in the management of diamondback moth on kale (brassica oleracea var. Acephala)

@inproceedings{Ounya2007PotentialOU,
  title={Potential of using entomop athogenic nematodes in the management of diamondback moth on kale (brassica oleracea var. Acephala)},
  author={J. N. Ounya},
  year={2007}
}
Kale, Drassica oleracea var. acephala L., is one of the most important vegetables grown in Kenya. However, it is prone to serious damage by diamondback moth (DBM), Plutella xylostella L. Extensive and regular use of insecticides to control DBM has led local populations of Plutella xylostella to develop resistance to the commonly used chemicals and exclusion ol natural enemies. This study was carried out with the aim of determining the occurrence ot entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) in different… Expand

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