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Possible Integrated Pest Management Tools for the Effective Control of Cereal Stem-Borers in the Gambia

  • Sankung B. Sagnia
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Abstract

The current status of the cereal stem-borer problem on various crops in The Gambia is discussed. Various control strategies that can be properly selected and integrated are identified. These strategies offer promise for an effective and more economical control of stem-borer infestations and their implementation, it is envisaged, would go a long way in reducing losses due to these pests. The implementation of these strategies would not, also, be free of constraints. These constraints are discussed and ways of solving them suggested.

Key Words

Stem-borer cereals integrated pest management Gambia constraints 

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© ICIPE 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sankung B. Sagnia
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  1. 1.Ministry of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesCrop Protection ServiceYundumGambia

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