Greater Grain Borer
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CTA. 1987. Greater Grain Borer. Spore 12. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/44763
[illustrated leaflet] For a free copy, contact: ODNRI Storage Department London Road Slough SL3 7H L Berkshire UK
Making the Greater or Larger Grain Borer, Prostephanus truncatus, better known to extension workers and farmers is the objective of a new technical leaflet produced by GASGA (Group for Assistance on Systems Relating to Grain After Harvest). Recently introduced into Africa, this poorly known insect already causes considerable damage in Tanzania, Kenya and Burundi as well as in Togo and Benin. It is particularly destructive for maize stored or the cob, but it also attack' dried cassava and even the wooden parts of warehouses. Published in both English anc French, this extremely well illustrated leaflet shows the damage caused to maize describes the insect and its biology, and gives useful advice for controlling it. For a free copy, contact: ODNRI Storage Department London Road Slough SL3 7H L Berkshire UK