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Training manual for the control of the greater (larger) grain borer (Prostephanus truncatus, Horn)













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By:

Sam Sekyembe, Crossland Management Consultants
Gustav Maurer, GGB Project Advisor
James Gatimu, GGB Project Manager
Jasper Nkanya, Crop Post-Harvest Management Branch
Sarah Injairu, Crop Post-Harvest Management Branch

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH Greater Grain Borer Project

REPUBLIC OF KENYA

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock Development & Marketing Crop Post-Harvest Management Branch

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Table of Contents


Foreword

Acknowledgement

Duration of course for each category of target group

Introduction

Session 1 - Introduction and leveling of expectations of participants

Hand-out 1 - Common crop insect pests

Session 2 - Identification of the greater grain borer (GGB)

Session 3 - The ecology and life-cycle of the GGB

Hand-out 2 - The life cycle of the GGB

Session 4 - The current spread of the GGB

Hand-out 3 - Brief notes on the spread of the GGB

Hand-out 4 - The world spread of the GGB

Hand-out 5 - The spread of the GGB in Africa

Session 5 - Losses caused by the GGB

Hand-out 6 - The main agents which cause financial losses to grain farmers and traders

Hand-out 7 - Selected copies of photographs of losses on farms in Taweta district.

Session 6 - Biological control of the GGB

Hand-out 8 - Biological control of the GGB

Session 7 - Pheromone traps for the GGB

Hand-out 9 - Pheromone traps for the GGB

Session 8 - Control of the spread of the GGB through timely harvesting of maize and post-harvest farm hygiene

Hand-out 10 - Notes on control of spread of the GGB trough timely harvesting of maize and post-harvest farm hygiene

Session 9 - Control of the spread of the GGB through improved maize

Hand-out 11 - Control of the spread of the GGB through improved maize-drying practices

Session 10 - Control of the GGB through chemical treatment of shelled maize

Hand-out 12 - Control of the GGB by chemical means

Session 11 - Control of the spread of the GGB through construction of improved storage of Shelled Maize

Hand out 13 - Appropriate produce storage structures and systems

Session 12 - Control of the spread of the GGB through effective

Hand-out 14 - Produce stores management

Session 13 - Quarantine measures to control the spread of the GGB

Hand-out 15 - Quarantine for maize

Session 14 - Monitoring and enforcement of the measures to control the spread of the GGB