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dc.contributor.authorHammond, W.N.O.
dc.contributor.authorNeuenschwander, P.
dc.contributor.authorHerren, H.R.
dc.identifier.citationHammond, W.N.O., Neuenschwander, P. & Herren, H.R. (1987). Impact of the exotic parasitoid Epidinocarsis lopezi on cassava mealybug (Phenacoccus manihoti) populations. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, 8(4-6), 887-891.
dc.description.abstractEpidinocarsis lopezi an exotic parasitoid to Africa, was first released to control the cassava mealybug (CM), Phenacoccus manihoti, at IITA (Ibadan) in November 1981, and a year later at Abeokuta, both in southwestern Nigeria. Population dynamics study of CM and its natural enemies was conducted for 4 years. CM population peaks usually occurred during the second half of the dry season (January-April). E. lopezi was the only natural enemy that was found during the whole year and in high densities. Parasitization rates of E. lopezi alternated with CM densities, thus suggesting a regulatory effect on CM populations by this parasitoid. CM populations were drastically reduced in release fields when compared with control fields. Subsequently CM populations have been maintained below injury levels for 4 years. E. lopezi is considered an efficient parasitoid of the CM.
dc.subjectEpidinocarsis Lopezi
dc.subjectPhenacoccus Manihoti
dc.subjectBiological Control
dc.titleImpact of the exotic parasitoid Epidinocarsis lopezi on cassava mealybug (Phenacoccus manihoti) populations
dc.typeJournal Article
cg.contributor.crpRoots, Tubers and Bananas
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
cg.coverage.regionWest Africa
cg.coverage.hubHeadquarters and Western Africa Hub
cg.researchthemePlant Production and Health
cg.isijournalISI Journal
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR Single Centre
cg.iitasubjectDisease Control
cg.iitasubjectFood Security
cg.iitasubjectPests of Plants
cg.iitasubjectPlant Breeding
cg.iitasubjectPlant Diseases
cg.iitasubjectPlant Health
cg.iitasubjectPlant Production
cg.journalInternational Journal of Tropical Insect Science
cg.notesPublished online: 01 Dec 1987
cg.accessibilitystatusLimited Access
cg.reviewstatusPeer Review
cg.usagerightslicenseCopyrighted; all rights reserved
cg.iitaauthor.identifierPeter NEUENSCHWANDER: 0000-0003-0580-0376

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