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Soil pests of groundnut in West Africa - species diversity, damage and estimation of yield losses

Soil pests of groundnut in West Africa - species diversity, damage and estimation of yield losses

Insect Science and its Application 19(2-3): 131-140

Among the major arthropods in soil and plant samples taken from groundnut farms during the 1996 cropping season in Mali, Burkina-Faso, Niger, and Nigeria, termites in the genus Microtermes (Isoptera: Termitidae) were the most abundant and widely distributed species of economic importance. None of the termite species identified on trees in the surveyed farms attacked groundnuts.

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DOI: 10.1017/s174275840001938x

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