Journal of
Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Biotech. Sustain. Dev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2340
  • DOI: 10.5897/JABSD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 138

Full Length Research Paper

The bio-efficacy of Calpurnia aurea against Sitophilus zeamais (Motschulsky) (Coleoptera; Curculionidae) of stored maize under laboratory condition in Ethiopia

Berhanu Hiruy
  • Berhanu Hiruy
  • Department of Biology, Collage of natural sciences, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia.
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Emana Getu
  • Emana Getu
  • Department of Zoological Sciences, Collage of Natural Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 22 January 2018
  •  Accepted: 16 February 2018
  •  Published: 30 April 2018


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