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
   
Acremonium maydisblack bundle diseaseKenyaContinental climate, wet all year (Warm average temp. > 10°C, coldest month < 0°C, wet all year) There is no evidence for transmission by seeds. A. maydis is soilborne, with sclerotia surviving on maize debris (Dawood et al., 1979).
Agrotis ipsilonBlack cutwormKenyaOutbreaks 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
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766)black cutwormKenyaOutbreaks 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. A. ipsilon is a migrant moth.
Agrotis ipsilon, Hufnagel,1766Black cutwormKenyaDamage severe under very dry conditions Natural dispersal A. ipsilon is naturally migratory and takes advantage of prevailing winds to maintain its global spread. There is no evidence that humans or any other species contribute to its ubiquity.
Alternaria brassicae (Berk.) Sacc.dark spot of crucifers, Altenaria blightKenyaThe pathogen is common during summer in many temperate regions and during winter in many subtropical and tropical parts of the world, especially where cruciferous crops are grown. Transmission of A. brassicae rates of up 35% may occur under field conditions (Humpherson-Jones, 1992). Crop residues are also a significant source of inoculum.
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