African Cereal Stem Borers

R 300.00  

Subtitle: Economic Importance, Natural Enemies and Control
Author: Andrew Polaszek
Publisher: CAB International (1998)
ISBN-10: 0851991750
ISBN-13: 9780851991757
Condition: Very Good. Ex library but only has a neat dewey decimal label stuck on the spine and a library stamp along top edges of the book. Corners bumped with some wear to the spine-ends. Dent in the bottom edge of the rear board. Else an internally clean, well bound copy.
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Dimensions: 24.8 x 17.3 x 3.1 cm

Weight: 1.45 kg

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An assemblage of approximately 20 moth species belonging to the families Crambidae, Pyralidae and Noctuidae constitute the most important cereal pests in many parts of Africa. The caterpillars of these moths bore into the stems of maize, sorghum, millet and rice, often killing the plant, and are commonly known as stem or stalk borers.

This book provides fundamental information necessary for formulating integrated pest management of African cereal stem borers, in particular any natural enemy component. Firstly, the economically important species are characterized regionally and according to their biology and host plants, both wild and cultivated. The taxonomy of the moths, their larvae and their natural enemies is examined in detail and techniques of rearing are described. Illustrated keys are provided for their recognition, and their distributions and hosts are listed. Finally, the control measures currently in use and those being investigated, are summarized.


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