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Soil pests in traditional farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa???a review. Part 1. Problems.

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Sub-Saharan Africa
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Agricultural Value Chains / Agri-Businesses
Hillocks, R.J.; Logan, J.W.M.; Riches, C.R.; Russell-Smith, A.; Shaxson L.

In this, the first of two review papers, we discuss the soil pest problems encountered in smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa. Host ranges, interactions and environmental factors affecting the major weed, insect and disease pests in the region are discussed as well as the effects of cultivation practices on pest occurrence.