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Uganda was funded by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) to run a project from October 2012 to March 2015 to strengthen its phytosanitary capacity in order to meet requirements of the European Union (EU) market and reduce interception of its rose exports due to the presence of...

Author(s)
Chege, F.; Bundi, M.; Kisingiri, J. B.; Nekambi, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Working Paper, 2021, 17, pp 24 pp.
Abstract

The giant pine scale, Marchalina hellenica Gennadius (Hemiptera: Marchalinidae), is a sap-sucking insect native to South-East Europe that was recently introduced in Australia where it threatens the pine forestry industry. To initiate a classical biological control programme, a literature review and ...

Author(s)
Avtzis, D. N.; Lubanga, U. K.; Lefoe, G. K.; Kwong, R. M.; Eleftheriadou, N.; Andreadi, A.; Elms, S.; Shaw, R.; Kenis, M.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
BioControl, 2020, 65, 4, pp 413-423
Abstract

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
Abstract

Many insects exhibit a short-day diapause response, whereby diapause is induced when daylength falls below a critical threshold. This response is an adaptation to ensure synchrony between periods of insect activity, and the availability of resources, but it can cause problems when organisms are...

Author(s)
Jones, I. M.; Seehausen, M. L.; Bourchier, R. S.; Smith, S. M.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Environmental Entomology, 2020, 49, 3, pp 580-585
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A description is provided for Coprotus duplus, a dung-inhabiting fungus associated with Capra aegagrus subsp. hircus, Cervidae, Hystricognathi, Oryctolagus cuniculus, Mephitidae, Phasianidae and Tetraonidae. Some information on its morphology, habitats, economic impacts, dispersal and transmission...

Author(s)
Minter, D. W.; Cannon, P. F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
IMI Descriptions of Fungi and Bacteria, 2020, 224, pp Sheet 2234
Abstract

A description is provided for Podospora excentrica. Some information on its associated organisms and substrata, dispersal and transmission, habitats and conservation status is given, along with details of its geographical distribution (South America (Venezuela), Atlantic Ocean (Portugal (Madeira)), ...

Author(s)
Minter, D. W.; Cannon, P. F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
IMI Descriptions of Fungi and Bacteria, 2020, 224, pp Sheet 2237
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The Hepialidae species of Trinidad and Tobago are documented and two species are recognized. The new and monotypic genus Wallacella, gen. n., (Lepidoptera, Hepialidae) is erected to include Phassus guianensis Schaus of Guyana (Wallacella guianensis, comb. n.). The male holotype and genitalia are...

Author(s)
Mielke, C. G. C.; Grehan, J. R.; Cock, M. J. W.
Publisher
Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand
Citation
Zootaxa, 2020, 4758, 1, pp 181-190
Abstract

Background: Although Kenya has a relatively high number of registered biopesticide products, little is known about biopesticide use by smallholders. This paper documents farmers' current use and perception of chemical pesticides and biopesticides, their willingness to pay for biopesticides, and the ...

Author(s)
Constantine, K. L.; Kansiime, M. K.; Mugambi, I.; Nunda, W.; Chacha, D.; Rware, H.; Makale, F.; Mulema, J.; Lamontagne-Godwin, J.; Williams, F.; Edgington, S.; Day, R.
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
Pest Management Science, 2020, 76, 11, pp 3615-3625
Abstract

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...

Author(s)
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
Abstract

A description is provided for Thecaphora ulicis, collected from infected flowers of Ulex minor. Some information on its associated organisms and substrata, dispersal and transmission, habitats and conservation status is given, along with details of its geographical distribution (Europe (UK)).

Author(s)
Cannon, P. F.; Minter, D. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
IMI Descriptions of Fungi and Bacteria, 2020, 223, pp sheet 2225

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