Armoured bush crickets (ABC) are destructive, sporadic pests of smallholder cereal crops in semi-arid areas of southern Africa. This project sought to develop and promote a sustainable IPM strategy against ABC, working in collaboration with smallholder farmers and the Botswana MoA. The two principal areas of research were:
- Population dynamics of ABC, aiming to develop an ABC outbreak
- Development and testing of a range of environmentally benign ABC
control measures appropriate for resource-poor farmers.
Green, S. Biology and control of armoured bush crickets in Southern Africa. Final Technical Report. Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, Chatham, Kent, UK (2002) 60 pp.
Biology and control of armoured bush crickets in Southern Africa. Final Technical Report.