Pest Information Management System
The Pest Information Management Systems (PIMS) is an online database of pests and diseases affecting food crops grown and traded across borders. PIMS is the first of its kind in across Africa and has been developed through the support of the East African Trade and Investment Hub (EATHUB), a USAID program.
Country Pest List
|Scientific Name||Common Name||Country||Description|
|Tribulus terrestris L. (1753)||puncture vine||Kenya||widespread throughout the world from latitudes 35?S to 47?N The achenes easily become attached to animals, livestock, man or farm machinery from which they are dispersed to new locations where they fall off or are removed|
|Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Schrank)||cereal mite||Kenya||require an average temperature of about 32?C and a relative humidity as high as 100% for development|
|Ustilago zeae (Schwein.) Unger||common smut of maize||Kenya||Soilborne ustilospores are the source of inoculum of U. maydis: they remain viable in the soil for at least one year (Christensen, 1963; Batiashvili, 1975). At low storage temperatures (-5 to 20°C), ustilospores retained their germination capacity; this capacity was reduced at 37°C and was lost at 40°C and above (Batiashvili, 1975). Early studies indicated that ustilospores stored indoors survived for 5-8 years (Christensen, 1963). Ustilospores germinate to produce a promycelium from which haploid basidiospores are formed. O'Donnell (1992) gave a detailed electron microscopy analysis of meiosis. Seed, soil, plant parts, wind,|
|Agrotis ipsilon||Black cutworm||Kenya||Outbreaks of A. ipsilon frequently occur on wet soils or on ground that has been recently flooded. River bottoms or low areas in fields are often very susceptible to cutworm infestations Natural dispersal,plant trade,vector pathway,wood pacakaging|