International Sugar Journal

Biosecurity against invasive alien insect pests: A case study of Chilo sacchariphagus (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in the southern African region † [Full subscriber]

The spotted stemborer Chilo sacchariphagus poses a major constraint to sugar production in Mozambique. Current management strategies, in combination with resistant varieties and classical and augmentative biological control tactics, have the potential to combat this serious pest. However, C. sacchariphagus poses a major biosecurity risk to surrounding sugar producing countries in southern Africa. In response to this threat, a comprehensive awareness campaign has been rolled out. It comprises dissemination of illustrative posters, convening of mini-workshops for role players to review phytosanitary measures and regulations, and provision of information on monitoring for the presence of this pest in an attempt to…

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