Climate changePest/disease control

Performance of the third-generation push-pull against striga weed, stemborers and fall armyworm

To improve the resilience of the climate-smart push-pull technology (CSPPT) against climate change, we tested more adapted companion plants; Brachiaria cv. Xaraes and Desmodium uncinatum for their suitability in controlling maize pests and striga weed in a multisite comparison study in western Kenya.

Cheruiyot, D., Chidawanyika, F., Midega, C. A. O., Pittchar, J. O., Pickett, J. A., & Khan, Z. R. (2021). Field evaluation of a new third generation push-pull technology for control of striga weed, stemborers, and fall armyworm in western Kenya. Experimental Agriculture, 57(5), 301-315. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0014479721000260

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Performance of the third-generation push-pull against striga weed, stemborers and fall armyworm