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Can the biofuel crop, Jatropha curcas, be used as a locally-grown botanical pesticide?: a lab and field study in Zambia

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Can the biofuel crop, Jatropha curcas, be used as a locally-grown botanical pesticide? a lab and field study in Zambia. / Wilson, Ken; Maloney, Kyran; Zulu, Donald; Mutamba, Emmanuel; Vermeylen, Saskia.

Proceedings of The First International Conference on Pesticidal Plants: Volume 1 (August 2013). ed. / Joshua Ogendo; Catherine W. Lukhoba; Philip K. Bett; Alex K. Machocho. Vol. 1 Nakuru, Kenya : Egerton University, 2013. p. 124-127.

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Wilson, K, Maloney, K, Zulu, D, Mutamba, E & Vermeylen, S 2013, Can the biofuel crop, Jatropha curcas, be used as a locally-grown botanical pesticide? a lab and field study in Zambia. in J Ogendo, CW Lukhoba, PK Bett & AK Machocho (eds), Proceedings of The First International Conference on Pesticidal Plants: Volume 1 (August 2013). vol. 1, Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya, pp. 124-127, The First International Conference on Pesticidal Plants (ICPP), Nairobi, Kenya, 21/01/13.

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Wilson, K., Maloney, K., Zulu, D., Mutamba, E., & Vermeylen, S. (2013). Can the biofuel crop, Jatropha curcas, be used as a locally-grown botanical pesticide? a lab and field study in Zambia. In J. Ogendo, C. W. Lukhoba, P. K. Bett, & A. K. Machocho (Eds.), Proceedings of The First International Conference on Pesticidal Plants: Volume 1 (August 2013) (Vol. 1, pp. 124-127). Nakuru, Kenya: Egerton University.

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Wilson K, Maloney K, Zulu D, Mutamba E, Vermeylen S. Can the biofuel crop, Jatropha curcas, be used as a locally-grown botanical pesticide? a lab and field study in Zambia. In Ogendo J, Lukhoba CW, Bett PK, Machocho AK, editors, Proceedings of The First International Conference on Pesticidal Plants: Volume 1 (August 2013). Vol. 1. Nakuru, Kenya: Egerton University. 2013. p. 124-127

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Wilson, Ken ; Maloney, Kyran ; Zulu, Donald ; Mutamba, Emmanuel ; Vermeylen, Saskia. / Can the biofuel crop, Jatropha curcas, be used as a locally-grown botanical pesticide? a lab and field study in Zambia. Proceedings of The First International Conference on Pesticidal Plants: Volume 1 (August 2013). editor / Joshua Ogendo ; Catherine W. Lukhoba ; Philip K. Bett ; Alex K. Machocho. Vol. 1 Nakuru, Kenya : Egerton University, 2013. pp. 124-127

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