KARI-ODA-Crop Protection Project-Second Draft Summary of Review of Crop Protection in Kenya 1994

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1994
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Kenya Agricultural Research Institute
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Insect pests, particularly stalk borers, constitute one of the major constraints to efficient maize production in Kenya [Ampofo, 1986; Scheltes, 1978; De Lima 1976]. Studies on important insect pests associated with graminaceous crops, their biology, distribution and ecology have been conducted in great detail [Ingram 1958; Le pelley, 1959; Nye, 1960; Harris, 1962; Bohlen, 1973; Scheltes, 1978; Macharia, 1990]. The maize stalk borer Busseola fusca is the most important pest of Zea mays in Kenya [Graham, 1959; Walker, 1983;]. Other pests of economic importance include pink stalk-borer Sesamia calamistis, Chilo partellus, Chilo orichalcociliellus, Chafergrubs, cutworms, Termites and maize aphid.
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