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Chumakwande Makehle

Entomology Masters Candidate

Chumakwande Makehle

Email: cmakehle@yahoo.com

BSc (Hons), Entomology, University of Fort Hare (2014)

Thesis title

Effectiveness of ethnobotanical formulations used as control methods against maize stem borers (Chilo partellus and Busseola fusca) in the Eastern Cape.

Supervisors: Dr Unathi Heshula & Dr Julie Coetzee

Chumakwande completed his honours with UFH in 2014, where he was working on Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata (cabbage) and testing the effects of various fertilizer applications on Bravicoryne brassicae’s reproduction and development. Currently with his Masters he is testing ethnobotanical plants pesticidal properties, volatiles and chemical components of these plants again maize (Zea mays) pests Chilo partellus and Busseola fusca in the Eastern Cape.


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