The Rate Of Feeding Of The African Army Worm Spodoptera Exempta (Walk.) And Its Significance For Control Operations

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1968
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Odiyo P.
Brown E. S.
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The time factor Ln application of chemical control measures for insect pests is frequently of paramount importance. This may involve a. particular phase in the behavior of the insect when it is most vulnerable to attack; in other cases, including the Army Worm, The emphasis is on making the application[) early enough, before important damage has been done. The unusually sudden, unheralded appearance which characterizes Army Worm outbreaks has been,responsible for common names such as "mystery worm", "army mystery worm", which reflect the unprepared state in which the farmer frequently finds himself.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, xxxiii (3), p. 245-256