Intergration of Fertilizers, Predacious Mites and Acaricides in the Management of Cassava Green Mite Mononychellus Species (Acari: Tetranychidae) in Kenya

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2014
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Daniel Luvai Mutisya
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The cassava mite complex of the genus Mo1onychellus is among the major arthropod pests of the cassava crop in Kenya. The present investigations addressed the integrated pest management (lPM) method as it applies to the protection of field cassava crops from losses due to p,;ytophagous mites. The work employed use of IPM components, namel:, precarious mites, soil fertility and acaricides to ensure effective protection. A survey was conducted to determine the taxonomy of the individual species in the complex of the phytophagous and predacious mites of the genus Mononychellus, major arthropod pests !)f' cassava crops in kenya.
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