Pest control strategies

Combatting the Destructive DiamondBack Moth in Vegetables

Brassica crops, which include cabbages, kales, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli and rape seeds, are important vegetables in Kenya, largely grown for local consumption, export and processing (dehydration and oil extraction).  While most of the production is in the small holder sector, commercial production is on the increase, especially, for cabbage. One major limiting factor to …

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Scientists warn of threat from 120 new pests on Kenya’s agriculture

By George Munene A study conducted on invasive alien pests (IAPs) has identified 120 species not currently present in Kenya but could be introduced and become invasive in the future threatening the economy by impacting on agriculture. The research conducted by the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) identified these as the most dangerous …

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