Abstract:Napier grass, Pennisetum purpureum (Schumach), in combination with intercrops has been used successfully in habitat management for maize stem borers in Africa. The use of Napier grass only as a trap or barrier plant for Chilo partellus (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) and Busseola fusca (Fuller) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) was evaluated in this study. Napier grass borders were planted only on two sides of small-scale farmers' maize fields, since planting of perennial trap crops on all sides of fields hampered mechanical … Show more
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