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Variation, biology and potential management strategies of banana weevil (Cosmopolite sordidus Germar) in Tanzania

By: Yusuph Mohamed Ng’imba, Patrick A. Ndakidemi, Ernest R. Mbega

Key Words: Banana, Cosmopolites sordidus, Control strategies, Entemopathogenic, Pheromones

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 12(4), 146-156, April 2018.

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Abstract

Banana weevil (Cosmopolite sordidus Germar: Coleoptera) is an important insect pest of the genus Musa and has been regarded as a major factor causing about 30% of yield loss and farm abandonment in Tanzania. Despite of the agricultural importance, there is limited understanding of the variation and their causes, biology and management strategies of the banana weevil in the country. Thus, this review describes the causes, biology and identifies potential management strategies so that banana growers can not only increase their understanding on the pest-plant relations but also on possible options for managing banana weevil in Tanzania.

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Variation, biology and potential management strategies of banana weevil (Cosmopolite sordidus Germar) in Tanzania

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Yusuph Mohamed Ng’imba, Patrick A. Ndakidemi, Ernest R. Mbega.
Variation, biology and potential management strategies of banana weevil (Cosmopolite sordidus Germar) in Tanzania.
J. Bio. Env. Sci. 12(4), 146-156, April 2018.
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