African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6863

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of cocoa mirid (Distantiella theobroma Dist. and Sahlbergella singularis Hagl.) control practices in Côte d’Ivoire

Wouter Vanhove
  • Wouter Vanhove
  • UGent, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Laboratory of Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Ethnobotany, Coupure Links 653, Gent, Belgium.
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Luc Affoli N’Guessan Toussaint
  • Luc Affoli N’Guessan Toussaint
  • Barry-Callebaut, Société Africaine de Cacao SA• SACO, Zone 4 Site, 6, rue de Pierre et Marie Curie, 01 BP 1045, Abidjan 01, Côte d’Ivoire.
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Alexandre Kaminski
  • Alexandre Kaminski
  • Barry-Callebaut, Société Africaine de Cacao SA• SACO, Zone 4 Site, 6, rue de Pierre et Marie Curie, 01 BP 1045, Abidjan 01, Côte d’Ivoire.
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Patrick Van Damme
  • Patrick Van Damme
  • UGent, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Laboratory of Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Ethnobotany, Coupure Links 653, Gent, Belgium.
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  •  Received: 25 March 2019
  •  Accepted: 27 August 2019
  •  Published: 31 December 2019

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