Swarm of protest greets pest control by wasps

Newham, Mark
August 1993
New Scientist;8/7/93, Vol. 139 Issue 1885, p5
Features the stemborer pest that destroys Kenya's maize crop plantations. Importation of pesticides to control the stemborer; Cotesia flavipes wasp as environmentally acceptable replacement for chemicals; Wasps feeding on the stemborer's tissues, killing it in ten days; Number of wasps released by the International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi; Adaptation of wasps to Kenyan conditions.


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