Development of pheromone trapping for monitoring and control of the legume podborer, Maruca vitrata (syn. testulalis) by smallholder farmers in West Africa. Final Technical Report.

Abstract

The legume podborer, Maruca vitrata is a major pan-tropical pest of legume crops and particularly of cowpea in West Africa. The specific objectives of this project were to complete optimisation of pheromone traps and lures begun under a previous project; also to integrate their use with other novel IPM technologies to provide improved methods for control by small-holder cowpea farmers in West Africa. The project also aimed to provide a better understanding of the population dynamics, ecology and behaviour of M. vitrata, based on long-term monitoring with pheromone traps.

Citation

Natural Resources Institute, UK., 163 pp.

Development of pheromone trapping for monitoring and control of the legume podborer, Maruca vitrata (syn. testulalis) by smallholder farmers in West Africa. Final Technical Report.

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