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Tag Archives: Integrated Pest Management

Effect of temperature on the development, reproduction and mortality of the sweetpotato weevil Cylas brunneus (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Brentidae)

The sweetpotato weevil, Cylas brunneus, is a serious insect pest of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) in East and West Africa. Knowledge on the influence of temperature on development, reproduction and mortality of this pest is important in understanding its potential population growth and geographical distribution. Such knowledge is a pre-requisite …

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Introductory guide for impact evaluation in intergrated pest management (IPM) programs

In recent years there has been growing interest in evaluating the profitability of investment in projects or programs related to research and agricultural development. Donors, administrators, researchers, those involved in development programs, governments and farmers need to measure the impact of different projects, programs or institutions. There is a wide …

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A handbook on the Philiphine Sweetpotato Anthropod Pests and their Natural Enemies

This is a guide prepared in the Philippines. It documents the sweetpotato arthropod pest and their natural enemies. Various strategies started to increase production have been hampered by pest damages resulting in high production losses. Therefore, this handbook is helpful in identifying sweetpotato arthropod pests and their natural enemies. The …

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