Pests of Field Crops in Southern Africa

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The purpose of this site is to provide farmers, technical field staff and students of agriculture with general information on pests of common field crops in Southern Africa and their control.

 

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Common pests affecting many crops are treated separately and can be accessed directly from the left menu. In case you don't know the pest or it is not listed then you can access information through the crop where the pest problem has been observed.

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Diana E. Taylor

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PESTS AFFECTING MANY CROPS

MAJOR CROPS AND THEIR PESTS

African bollworm

Beans

Crickets

Cabbage family

Cutworms

Cotton

Dusty surface beetle

Cucurbits

Elegant grasshopper

Groundnuts

False codling moth

Maize

Liriomyza leafminer

Onion

Locusts

Paprika

Mosquito bug

Peas

Pink stem borer

Potatoes

Red spider mites

Sorghum

Snout beetles

Soyabeans

Stinkbugs

Sunflower

Termites

Tobacco          

Thrips

Tomato

Whitefly

Wheat and Barley

Whitegrubs and Chafer beetles