African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6688

Full Length Research Paper

Population dynamics of white mango scale, Aulacaspis tubercularis Newstead (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) in Western Ethiopia

Ofgaa Djirata
  • Ofgaa Djirata
  • Department of Zoological Sciences, Addis Ababa University, P. O. Box 54704, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Emana Getu
  • Emana Getu
  • Department of Zoological Sciences, Addis Ababa University, P. O. Box 54704, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Kahuthia-Gathu Ruth
  • Kahuthia-Gathu Ruth
  • Kenyatta University, School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development, P. O. Box 43844-00100 Nairobi, Kenya.
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  •  Received: 08 April 2018
  •  Accepted: 06 July 2018
  •  Published: 02 August 2018

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