The role of wild grasses in the management of lepidopterous stem-borers on maize in the humid tropics of western Africa.

@article{Ndemah2002TheRO,
  title={The role of wild grasses in the management of lepidopterous stem-borers on maize in the humid tropics of western Africa.},
  author={R. Ndemah and Saka Gounou and Fritz Schulthess},
  journal={Bulletin of entomological research},
  year={2002},
  volume={92 6},
  pages={507-19}
}
Sites in the humid forest of Cameroon and the derived savanna of Benin were selected to evaluate the effect of planting border rows of wild host plants on lepidopterous stem-borer infestations and on maize yield. Grass species were chosen that in surveys and greenhouse trials were highly attractive to ovipositing female moths but with offspring mortality of close to 100%, thus acting as trap plants. In Cameroon, elephant grass Pennisetum purpureum Moench significantly lowered infestations of… CONTINUE READING
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