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Proceedings Ninth Bird Control Seminar, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, October 4-6, 1983. Ed. William B. Jackson and Beth Jackson Dodd


Copyright © 1983 Richard Allan


Population reduction of quelea by lethal means is no longer considered to be a crop protection strategy in Kenya. Lethal control of que lea feeding on, or threatening, crops is practiced. The substitution of crops on which the que lea do not feed for those prone to depredation is undertaken in one province. In one large irrigation scheme a single rice crop is grown, as the second crop, formerly planted, suffered unacceptable losses to quelea. No other method of protecting crops from the depredations of que lea is currently practiced.