Search in the Available Cowpea Germ plasm for Sources of Resistance to the Common Pod-Sucking Bugs Riptortus Dentipes (F.) And Anoplocnemis Curvipes (F.)

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1984
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Khaemba, B.M
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Of the several species of hemipteran bugs that attack cowpea pods, riptortus dentipes (f.) And anopiocnemis curvipes (f.) Are the most important (Taylor, 1968 and Singh and Taylor, 1978). The bugs occur throughout Africa wherever cowpeas are grown (booker, 1958; Singh and van Emden, 1969; le pelley, 1959; nyiira, 1978 and Phelps and oothuizen, 1958). They cause yield losses estimated between30-70 per cent in Africa (Singh and Taylor, 1969). In Nigeria, their attack on cowpea can lead to total crop failure in the absence chemical protection (Taylor, 1968).
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 50 (No 1), p. 1-5
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