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Evaluation of pesticidal properties of Euphorbia tirucalli L. (Euphorbiaceae) against selected pests

Evaluation of pesticidal properties of Euphorbia tirucalli L. (Euphorbiaceae) against selected pests Doctcratm - Doctoratts - Doctorats Evaluation of pesticidal properties of Euphorbia tirucalli L. (Euphorbiaceae) against selected pests Tedsonjulius Mwine Supervisor: Patrick Van Damme Department of Plant Production, Ghent University Public defenu: 7 February 2 011 This thesis is a compilation of original research papers investigating the evalua­ tion of pesticidal properties of Euphorbia tirucalli L. (Euphorbiaceae) against a number of pest species. Subsistence and organic farmers in developing countries are faced with a pest and disease dilemma. They are expected not to apply synthetic pesticides and many cannot afford them. Confronted with a shortage of modern technologies like bio­ logical control techniques and refined organically acceptable alternatives, farmers have been compelled to turn to traditional means like application of plant extracts which are unfortunately often not researched upon. Indeed, some native farmers are knowledge­ able about some pesticidal plants but most do not know the particular pests to use them against, the dose to apply nor how often to apply them. The implication is that even when the extracts would be effective, if they are wrongly applied, they would not perform to expected efficacy. The need of efficacy evaluation for such pesticidal plants is therefore of paramount importance. As http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Afrika Focus Brill

Evaluation of pesticidal properties of Euphorbia tirucalli L. (Euphorbiaceae) against selected pests

Afrika Focus , Volume 24 (1): 3 – Feb 25, 2011

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Doctcratm - Doctoratts - Doctorats Evaluation of pesticidal properties of Euphorbia tirucalli L. (Euphorbiaceae) against selected pests Tedsonjulius Mwine Supervisor: Patrick Van Damme Department of Plant Production, Ghent University Public defenu: 7 February 2 011 This thesis is a compilation of original research papers investigating the evalua­ tion of pesticidal properties of Euphorbia tirucalli L. (Euphorbiaceae) against a number of pest species. Subsistence and organic farmers in developing countries are faced with a pest and disease dilemma. They are expected not to apply synthetic pesticides and many cannot afford them. Confronted with a shortage of modern technologies like bio­ logical control techniques and refined organically acceptable alternatives, farmers have been compelled to turn to traditional means like application of plant extracts which are unfortunately often not researched upon. Indeed, some native farmers are knowledge­ able about some pesticidal plants but most do not know the particular pests to use them against, the dose to apply nor how often to apply them. The implication is that even when the extracts would be effective, if they are wrongly applied, they would not perform to expected efficacy. The need of efficacy evaluation for such pesticidal plants is therefore of paramount importance. As

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Published: Feb 25, 2011

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