Rice stem borer species in Tanzania: a review

  title={Rice stem borer species in Tanzania: a review},
  author={Bonaventure January and Gration Mutashoberwa Rwegasira and Tadele Tefera},
  journal={The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology},
Rice is an important cereal crop and is cultivated virtually in all agro-ecological zones in Tanzania. However, production capacity is far below the national requirement. One of the major reasons for the low yields of rice in Tanzania is damage by insect pests, particularly rice stem borers. Four rice stem borer species reported to infest rice crop in Tanzania includes the white stem borer, Maliarpha seperatella Ragonot, African pink borer, Sesamia calamistis Hamson, spotted stem borer, Chilo… 
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