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Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw (Cactaceae) is invasive in Laikipia County, Kenya, impacting negatively on biodiversity and livelihoods. To control this invasive plant the biocontrol agent Dactylopius opuntiae (Cockerell) (Hemiptera; Dactylopiidae) 'stricta' biotype was released in 2014. A preliminary...

Author(s)
Witt, A. B. R.; Nunda, W.; Makale, F.; Reynolds, K.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
BioControl, 2020, 65, 4, pp 515-523
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This paper assesses the relative costs and benefits of desiccant beads drying/hermetic storage and alternative drying and storage technologies. The study was conducted in Kenya and Tanzania in areas producing and trading vegetable seeds using a sample size of 280 respondents. The study revealed...

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Musebe, R. O.; Karanja, D.; Bradford, K. J.; Day, R.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria
Citation
African Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 16, 7, pp 992-1006
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The invasive fall armyworm (FAW) is threatening maize production and the livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers in the newly invaded areas in Africa and Asia. To control this new key pest and to overcome health, environmental, and resistance problems related to the indiscriminate use of...

Author(s)
Babendreier, D.; Agboyi, L. K.; Beseh, P.; Osae, M.; Nboyine, J.; Ofori, S. E. K.; Frimpong, J. O.; Clottey, V. A.; Kenis, M.
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MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
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Insects, 2020, 11, 4,
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Background: Many alien plant species, such as Tithonia diversifolia, T. rotundifolia and T. tubaeformis, have been introduced to areas outside of their natural distribution range to provide benefits, but have subsequently become invasive, threatening biodiversity and agricultural productivity....

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Witt, A. B. R.; Shackleton, R. T.; Beale, T.; Nunda, W.; Wilgen, B. W. van
Publisher
South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, South Africa
Citation
Bothalia - African Biodiversity & Conservation, 2019, 49, 1,
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While there is a growing body of research investigating the technical feasibility and nutritional properties of insect based feeds (IBFs), thus far little attention has been devoted to gauge the economic implications of implementation. This study has investigated the economic performance of ex-ante ...

Author(s)
Roffeis, M.; Wakefield, M. E.; Almeida, J.; Valada, T. R. A.; Devic, E.; Koné, N.; Kenis, M.; Nacambo, S.; Fitches, E. C.; Koko, G. K. D.; Mathijs, E.; Achten, W. M. J.; Muys, B.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Cleaner Production, 2018, 199, pp 792-806
Abstract

Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L.) is an aggressive, deep-rooted perennial of Eurasian origin. First reported in the United States (US) in 1827, by 1933 it had spread through 19 states and was considered a threat to the rangelands in the northern Great Plains. By 1997, it was estimated to infest 2...

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CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Impact Case Study Series, 2016, No.12, pp 6 pp.
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Invasive Alien Species (IAS) have a negative impact on crop and pasture production, human and animal health, biodiversity and a multitude of other goods and services provided by ecosystems and as such pose one of the biggest threats to economic development on this planet. In fact, it was estimated...

Author(s)
Daigneault, A.; Brown, P.; Ramnanan, N.
Publisher
CABI, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Citation
Economic impact of IAS in the Caribbean: case studies, 2014, pp 88 pp.
Abstract

The growing scourge of malnutrition due to unhealthy and imbalanced diets has led to increased public health awareness and advocacy for diversifying diets with highly nutritious indigenous vegetables and fruits. Several studies have shown that indigenous vegetables rich in micronutrients, vitamins, ...

Author(s)
Afari-Sefa, V.; Chagomoka, T.; Karanja, D. K.; Njeru, E.; Samali, S.; Katunzi, A.; Mtwaenzi, H.; Kimenye, L.
Publisher
International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), Leuven, Belgium
Citation
Acta Horticulturae, 2013, No.1007, pp 671-680
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This paper describes the collaboration between CAB International and stakeholders in Korea Republic to facilitate the implementation of a general integrated pest management (IPM) strategy involving Bacillus thuringiensis-based pesticides (Bt pesticides). An overview of the results of field trials...

Author(s)
Grossrieder, M.
Publisher
Pesticide Action Network UK, London, UK
Citation
Pesticides News, 2010, No.88, pp 8-11
Abstract

A large number of proposed biofuel crops share the same traits as known invasive plant species, many of which are already present in Africa and include species such as Prosopis glandulosa Torrey (Mimosaceae), P. juliflora (Sw.) DC, Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit (Mimosaceae), Azadirachta...

Author(s)
Witt, A. B. R.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
GCB Bioenergy, 2010, 2, 6, pp 321-329

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