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A study was carried out in Eastern Province, Kenya to evaluate whether the harvesting of cowpeas at different times and intercropping with maize were effective in reducing field infestation by storage bruchids. Cowpea seed harvested very late (4 weeks after the recommended harvest time) was infested by storage bruchids to a significantly greater extent than cowpeas harvested early or at the recommended harvest time. The intercropping experiments showed that bruchid infestation was significantly reduced in the intercropped cowpeas. These results are discussed in view of the current cowpea farming systems in Kenya.
Author(s): Olubayo FM, Port GR
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Stored Products Research
Print publication date: 03/02/1998
ISSN (print): 0022-474X
ISSN (electronic): 1879-1212
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