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 NameCommon NameCountryDescription
Diopsis longicornis Macquartstalk-eyed flyKenya
Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd ex Roem. & Schult.tropical chickweedKenya Seed dispersal by Wind and water,pathway vectors,pathway causes
Earias insulana BoisduvalEgyptian stem borerKenya
Echinochloa colona (L.) LinkjunglericeKenyaIt occurs most commonly at low altitudes but it does extend to 2000 m above sea level (Holm et al., 1977; Lazarides, 1980). It is predominant on damp, fertile, heavy-textured soils in areas which are seasonally rather than permanently flooded (Lazarides, 1980). Tadulingam and Venkatanarayana (1985) reported that E. colona invariably occurs in rich soils. It prefers sunny or lightly-shaded places, moist or soggy but not long-inundated soils; when the soil desiccates it persists in moister places. It is often abundant in Indonesia (Soerjani et al., 1987). The plant propagates primarily by seed. However, the lower creeping part of the plant has the capacity to regenerate and multiply through cut portions (Arora et al., 1976). E. colona seeds are disseminated by wind (Sen, 1981), irrigation water (Kaul, 1986) and animals (Majumder, 1962). Man, in the process of cutting and hauling grass for animal feed, may disperse the seeds over some distance (Sen, 1981).
Echinochloa pyramidalis (Lam.) Hitchc. & Chase (1917)antelope grassKenyaNative in Africa seed, plant parts, animals, human, water
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