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Establishment and spread of Cotesia flavipes Cameron: Implication on the local population of Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) across three agroecological zones in Kenya

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Esther Adhiambo Abonyo, George Otieno Ongámo , Catherine Wanjiru Lukhoba , Gideon Nzioka Nyamasyo and Bruno Le Ru Pierre
» doi: 10.33472/AFJBS.4.3.2022.103-115


Chilo partellus causes yield losses estimated at 73-100% in maize and 88-100% in sorghum in Kenya. icipe spearheaded the importation and release of the larval parasitoid, Cotesia flavipes, in moist lowland, dry mid-altitude and moist mid-altitude Agro-Ecological Zones (AEZs) of Kenya against C. partellus. However, the establishment of C

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