Biological Control in IPM Systems in Africa

June 2003
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    20th June 2003
  • ISBN 9780851996394
  • Language English
  • Pages 448 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

Biological control has made a major contribution to integrated pest management (IPM) in Africa, but its documentation has been scattered and often under-reported. This book provides a review of the most important studies, including not only successes, but also on-going challenges. The focus is on arthropod pests and weeds, but diseases are also covered where significant. In 24 chapters, case studies and promising research results are presented that cover biocontrol by naturally occurring agents, by exotic agents or by seasonal manipulation. This book provides a valuable resource for scientists worldwide. It is particularly useful for pest control professionals working in Africa.

"This book provides a valuable resource for scientists worldwide."

- Biotechnol. Agron. Soc. Environ

"This book is a refreshing read. It is an upbeat yet objective statement about a subject seldom treated in extenso. Persons interested not only in agronomic research in Africa, but also in true successes in biological control will find its reading a rewarding experience."

- Biocontrol Science and Technology

* Historical overview of biological control in Africa, D J Greathead, Imperial College, Ascot, UK
* Biological control of alien plant invaders in southern Africa, H G Zimmermann, Agricultural Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa and T Olckers, Agricultural Research Council, Hilton, South Africa
* Biological control of cassava and mango mealybugs in Africa, P Neuenschwander
* Cassava green mite in Africa - A unique example of successful classical biological control of a mite pest on a continental scale, J S Yaninek, Purdue University, USA and R Hanna, IITA, Benin
* Biological control of the potato tuber moth Phthorimaea operculella in Africa, R Kfir, Agricultural Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa
* Biological control of whiteflies in sub-Saharan Africa, J Legg, ESARC, Uganda, D Gerling, Tel Aviv University, Israel and P Neuenschwander
* Homopteran pests of conifers in Africa, R K Day, CAB International, Kenya, M T K Kairo, CAB International, Trinidad and Tobago, Y J Abraham, CAB International, Surrey, UK, R Kfir, Agricultural Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa, S T Murphy, CAB International, Surrey, UK, K E Mutitu, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Kenya and C Z Chilima, Forestry Research Institute, Malawi
* > Biological control of defoliating, and phloem-or-wood feeding insects in commercial forestry in Southern Africa, G D Tribe, Plant Protection Research Institute, South Africa
* Biological control of gramineous lepidopteran stemborers in sub-Saharan Africa, W A Overholt, University of Florida, USA, et al.
* Biological control and management of the alien invasive shrub Chromolaena odorato in Africa, J A Timbilla, Crops Research Institute, Ghana, C Zachariades, Agricultural Research Council, Hilton, South Africa and H Braimah, Crops Research Institute, Ghana
* Aquatic weeds in Africa and their control, C J Cilliers, Agricultural Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa, M P Hill, Rhodes University, South Africa, J A Ogwang, Agricultural Research Institute, Uganda and O Ajuonu, IITA, Benin
* Endophytic microbial biodiversity and plant nematode management in African agriculture, R A Sikora, University of Bonn, Germany, B Niere, IITA, ESARC, Uganda and J Kimenju, University of Nairobi, Kenya
* Species of Trichoderma and Aspergillus as biological control agents against plant diseases in Africa, R Bandyopadhyay, IITA, Nigeria and K F Cardwell, USDA, Washington, USA
* Towards the registration of microbial insecticides in Africa: Non-target arthropod testing on Green MuscleTM, a grasshopper and locust control product based on the fungus Metarhizium anisopliae var. acridum, J Langewald, I Stolz, NLU, Switzerland, J Everts, CERES-LOCUSTOX, Senegal and R Peveling, NLU, Switzerland
* Microbial control of termites in Africa, J Langewald, J Mitchell, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa, N K Maniania, ICIPE, Kenya and C Kooyman, CAB International, Kenya
* Integrated pest management of banana weevil in Africa with emphasis on microbial control, C S Gold, IITA, ESARC, Uganda, C Nankinga, B Niere, IITA, ESARC, Uganda and I Godonou, CAB International, Kenya
* The role of biological control in integrated management of Striga species in Africa, D K Berner, USDA, Fort Detrick, USA, J Sauerborn, University of Hohenheim, Germany, D E Hess, Purdue University, USA and A Emechebe, IITA, Nigeria
* Mango-infesting fruit flies in Africa: perspectives and limitations of biological approaches to their management, S A Lux, S Ekesi, S Dimbi, S Mohamed and M Billa, ICIPE, Kenya
* Biological control, a non-obvious components of integrated pest management for cowpea, M Tamò, IITA, Benin, S Ekesi, N K Maniania, ICIPE, Kenya and A Cherry, IITA, Benin
* Biological control and other pest management options for larger grain borer Prostephanus truncatus, C Borgemeister, N Holst, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Denmark and R J Hodges, University of Greenwich, Kent, UK
* Biological control of Helicoverpa armigera in Africa, A Cherry, IITA, Benin, M Cock, CABI Bioscience, Switzerland, H van den Berg, Wageningen University, The Netherlands and R Kfir, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa
* Biological control in integrated pest management of coffee, G I Oduor and S A Simons, CAB International, Kenya
* Biological control of diamondback moth Plutella xylostella in Africa, R Kfir, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa
* Biological control for increased agricultural productivity, poverty reduction and environmental protection in Africa, P Neuenschwander, J Langewald, C Borgemeister and B James, IITA, Benin

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Jurgen Langewald

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