The Effects Of Exotic Softwood Crops On The Chemical Fertility Of A Tropical Soil

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1967/1968
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Robinson J. B. D.
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An infestation of a plant of the Oyster Nut (Telfairea pedata Hook.) by a hitherto unrecorded pest, Piezosternum calidum Fab. (Heteroptera, Tessaratomidae), is described . The main recognition features of the insect are described, and the effects of its feeding upon the plant. As a result of sap sucking by several hundred large insects, all the actively growing parts of the plant were desiccated and killed.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 33, p. 175-196