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Exploiting early herbivory-induced defense traits in Zea species for the management of Chilo partellus in East Africa
(North-West University, 2014)
Maize, a genetically diverse crop, is the third largest cereal crop in the world and the most important staple cereal in sub-Saharan Africa, supplying 50% of the calorie intake in this region. The stemborer Chilo partellus ...
Chemical ecology of plant-to-plant communication and opportunities for maize stemborer management in Africa
(North-West University (South Africa), 2016)
Maize is the most widely grown cereal crop worldwide, and is the most important staple crop in sub-Sahara Africa. The spotted stemborer, Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) is considered among the most ...
Efficacy of selected insecticides for control of stem borers in maize
(North-West University (South Africa), Potchefstroom Campus, 2016)
Lepidopteran stem borers are important pests of cereal crops in sub-Saharan Africa. The stem borer species Busseola fusca, Chilo partellus and Sesamia calamistis are the most widespread and important stem borer species, ...
Efficacy of Bacillus thuringiensis spray applications for control of lepidopteran pests
Organic insecticides play a big role in reducing the usage of chemical insecticides and their negative impact on the environment. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) spays are the only tool that organic farmers are allowed to use ...
Response of Chilo partellus (Lepidoptera : Crambidae) to Bt maize in South Africa
(North-West University, 2018)
Maize is an important food resource for humans and their livestock. South Africa is one of the top maize producing countries and also one of the largest producers of genetically modified maize in the world. Maize pests ...