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Damage and loss caused by the Larger Grain Borer Prostephanus truncatus

Damage and loss caused by the Larger Grain Borer Prostephanus truncatus

Boxall, R.A. (2002) Damage and loss caused by the Larger Grain Borer Prostephanus truncatus. Integrated Pest Management Reviews, 7 (2). pp. 105-121. ISSN 1353-5226 (Print), 1572-9745 (Online) (doi:10.1023/A:1026397115946)

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Abstract

An overview of information on damage caused by the larger grain borer is provided, including details of early studies examining commodities that might be attacked and the importance of LGB field infestations in relation to storage losses. In addition, examples are given from published information on the weight losses that can result from LGB infestation in maize and cassava, with case studies. Problems in applying conventional methods of loss assessment to commodities attacked by LGB are highlighted, to suggest the need to develop alternative techniques. Experiences in developing and applying novel approaches to loss assessment for LGB are repmted. Examples are also given to show how loss and damage estimates have been used to describe the impact of the pest on farmers, and on local, regional and international grain trading.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: larger grain borer, Prostephanus truncatus, storage loss assessment, pest management decision making
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 14:08
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10741

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