Access to many of the documents on this page is restrcited. To obtain any file marked by a *, please contact the project leader, Dr Phil Stevenson.


SAPP Articles

Alan Cork, Hans Dobson, David Grzywacz, Rick Hodges, Alastair Orr & Philip Stevenson (2009) Review of pre- and post-harvest pest management for pulses with special reference to Eastern and Southern Africa. 136 pp. McKnight Foundation, Cornell University, New York, USA. (full text pdf)

SAPP project article on mid-term workshop in Malawi reported in: Kew Scientist (2007) 32:4.

SAPP project helps optimise pesticidal plants in southern Africa. (13 February 2007) Kew Vista, Issue 141, page 2.

Press Release Zimbabwe February 2007

Press Release Malawi February 2007

Press Release Zambia February 2007

Press Release International February 2007

SAPP Science Publications

An overview of the SAPP project was presented to the SADC Assembly on the 15th of September by Dr Phil Stevenson.

Other Relevant Publications

Pesticidal plant research carried out by NRI and Kew in Ghana is featured in a BBC TV series called 'A Year at Kew'. You can download the video, but please note that this is a very large file (500MB) and you should not attempt to do so unless you have a high-speed broadband internet connection. The format of the video is DVD quality so your computer will need a video player installed such as Window Media Player (v10 or above) to watch it.

Isman, M. (2006). Botanical insecticides, deterrents and repellents in modern agriculture and an increasingly regulated world. Annual Review of Entomology. 51:45–66. *

Kestenholz, C., Stevenson, P.C., Belmain, S.R. (2007). Comparative study of field and laboratory evaluations of the ethnobotanical Cassia sophera L. (Leguminosae) for bioactivity against the storage pests Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) and Sitophilus oryzae (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Stored Products Research, 43: 79-86. *

Jayasekara, T.K., Stevenson, P.C., Hall, D.R. and Belmain, S.R. (2005). Effect of volatile constituents from Securidaca longipedunculata on insect pests of stored grain. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 31: 303-313 *

Ogendo, J.O., Deng, A.L., Belmain, S.R., Walker, D.J. and Musandu. A.O. (2004) Effect of insecticidal plant materials, Lantana camara L. and Tephrosia vogelii Hook, on the quality parameters of stored maize grains. Journal of Food Technology in Africa. 9(1):29-35. *

Jayasekara, T.K., Belmain, S.R., Stevenson P.C. and Hall, D.R. (2003). Securidaca longepedunculata (Fres.) as a control for stored product insect pests. In "Advances in Stored Product Protection", Proceedings of 8th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection, York 2002. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK. Eds. P.F. Credland, D.M. Armitage, C.H. Bell, P.M Cogan, and E. Highley. pp 596-599. *

Ogendo, J.O., Belmain, S.R., Deng, A.L. and Walker, D.J. (2003) Comparison of the toxic and repellent effects of Lantana camara L. and Tephrosia vogelii Hook against Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in stored maize grain. Insect Science and its Application. 23(2): 127-135. *

Masamba, W.R.L., Kamanula, J.F.M., Henry, E.M.T. and Nyirenda, G.K.C. (2003). Extraction and analysis of lemongrass (Cymbopogen citratus) oil: an essential oil with potential to control the Larger Grain Borer (Prostephanus truncatus) in stored products in Malawi. Malawi Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 2: 56-64 *

Jayasekara, T.K., Stevenson, P.C., Belmain, S.R., Farman, D.I. and Hall, D.R. (2002). Identification of methyl salicylate as the principal volatile component in the methanol extract of roots of Securidaca longepedunculata Fers. Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 37:577-580. *

Belmain, S.R. (2002) Botanicals. In Chapter 6 of Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology. Volume 1: Principles and Practice. pp 280-283. Edited by P. Golob, G. Farrell and J.E. Orchard. Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK. ISBN 0632057238

Belmain, S.R. and Stevenson, P.C. (2001) Ethnobotanicals in Ghana: reviving and modernising age-old farmer practice. Pesticide Outlook 12, 233-238. *

Belmain, S.R., Neal, G E., Ray, D.E. and Golob, P. (2001) Insecticidal and vertebrate toxicity associated with ethnobotanicals used as post-harvest protectants in Ghana. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 39(3):287-291. *

Implementing sustainable medicinal bark use in southern Africa. * (Project website)

Dapar, L.P.M., Aguiyi, C.J., Wannang, N.N., Gyang, S.S. and Tanko, M. N. (2007) The histopathologic effects of Securidaca longepedunculata on heart, liver, kidney and lungs of
rats. African Journal of Biotechnology. 6(5): 591-595. *

Tierto Niber, B., Helenius, J. and Varis, A.L. (1992). Toxicity of plant extracts to three storage beetles (Coleoptera). Journal of Applied Entomology. 113: 202-208. *

Kaposhi, C.K.M. (1992). The role of natural products in integrated tick management in Africa. Insect Science and its Application. 13: 595-598. *

Pandey, U.K. and Verma, G.S. (1982). Effectiveness of some indigenous plant products against insect pests of cruciferous vegetables, Bagrada cruciferarum. Journal of Applied Entomology. 69(2): 129-132. *

Pandey, U.K., Srivastava, A., Lekha, C. and Singh, A. (1983). Efficacy of certain plant extracts against brinjal aphid Aphis gossypii Glover. Indian Journal of Entomology. 45: 313-314. *

Pandey, U.K., Srivastava, A., Singh, A. and Panday, M. (1983). Evaluation of some plant origin insecticides against gram caterpillar, Heliothis armigera Hubn. Indian Journal of Entomology. 45: 211-212. *


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