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Effect of Intercropping Maize and Cassava with Upland NERICA Rice Varieties on Stemborer Attack in Southwest Nigeria

Author(s): F. E. Nwilene | A. Onasanya | A. Togola | O. Oyetunji | M. Semon | M. Tamo | E.O. Bright | S. Ofodile

Journal: Journal of Entomology
ISSN 1812-5670

Volume: 8;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 417;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: yield losses | generalist predators | Rice cultivation | natural infestation | trapping crops

Maliarpha separatella Ragonot was the predominant stemborer species on rice followed by Sesamia calamistis Hampson. It was concluded that NERICA1 and NERICA2 could be recommended to farmers in stemborer prone areas and that maize was a suitable trap crop for managing rice stemborers.]]>
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