The project, a collaboration between NRI, the Kenyan Agricultural Research Institute, CAB International Africa Regional Centre and Horticulture Research International was to develop improved non-chemical insecticide approaches for the management of Kenyan vegetable. The project focused on control of the diamondback moth (DBM Plutella xylostella) identified as the priority pest problem for vegetable farmers in Kenya. The objective was to develop and evaluate two alternatives to chemical insecticide, a natural pesticide based upon an insect virus and pheromone mating disruption technique.
Natural Resources Institute, UK., 54 pp. (plus Appendices, 206 pp.)