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    • Extracts of Common Pesticidal Plants Increase Plant Growth and Yield in Common Bean Plants. 

      Mkindi, Angela; Tembo, Yolice; Mbega, Ernest; Smith, Amy; Farrell, Iain; Ndakidemi, Patrick; Stevenson, Philip; Belmain, Steven (MDPI, 2020-01-23)
      Common bean () is an important food and cash crop in many countries. Bean crop yields in sub-Saharan Africa are on average 50% lower than the global average, which is largely due to severe problems with pests and diseases ...
    • Insecticidal activity of Tithonia diversifolia and Vernonia amygdalina 

      Stevensona, Philip; Greena, Paul; Belmain, Steven; Ndakidemi, Patrick; Farrell, Iain (Elsevier Ltd, 2017-08-26)
      The diversity of synthetic pesticides has been reduced through regulation especially in the European Union, leading to a resurgence of interest in natural plant products for pest control. Here we investigated two ...
    • Phytochemical Analysis of across East Africa Reveals Three Chemotypes that Influence Its Use as a Pesticidal Plant. 

      Mkindi, Angela; Tembo, Yolice; Mbega, Ernest; Medvecky, Beth; Kendal-Smith, Amy; Farrell, Iain; Ndakidemi, Patrick; Belmain, Steven; Stevenson, Philip (MDPI, 2019-12-12)
      is a plant species chemically characterized by the presence of entomotoxic rotenoids and used widely across Africa as a botanical pesticide. Phytochemical analysis was conducted to establish the presence and abundance of ...