Observations on the Sorghum Shoot Fly

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1954/1955
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Catherine A.W
Gordan S.
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Whilst not being of such general importance as the Lepidopterous stem 'borers, Busseola fusca and Proceras argyrolepida, the shoot fly Atherigona indica Mall., can be a troublesome pest, particularly in sorghums which have been planted late or out of the normal season. The insect is widely distributed throughout Tanganyika but appears to cause most damage in the drier areas of the Territory. An opportunity to study the pest arose recently at Morogoro farm on short-term sorghums being grown towards the end of the dry season under irrigation. A first planting, made on 3rd October, 1953, was already 22 days old when encountered by the writers but facilities for further plantings to study the early phases of Atherigona attack were made available by the Agricultural Officer in charge.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 20, p. 45-48
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