Analysis of biological control of cassava pests in Africa. I. Simulation of carbon, nitrogen and water dynamics in cassava.

Published online
11 Jul 1989
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Journal article
Journal title
Journal of Applied Ecology

Gutierrez, A. P. & Wermelinger, B. & Schulthess, F. & Baumgaertner, J. U. & Herren, H. R. & Ellis, C. K. & Yaninek, J. S.

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A model for the growth and development of cassava under pest-free conditions, as modified by weather, soil nitrogen and water, is described. The model provides a reasonable base for examining the effects of arthropod pests on yield and of natural enemies on pests.

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