Classification of Insect Pest III

Agricultural Science JSS1 Third Term


Classification of Insect Pest III

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

     1. State the boring insect pests.

     2. Explain the nature of the damage done to crop by boring insect pests.


Boring Insect Pests

These are insect pests which bore into plant tissues and stored seeds thereby reducing their quality and rendering them useless. These insects also bore into woods and they can be very a serious problem on the farm. Examples of these insects are stem borers of cereals and weevils of rice, maize and beans.

Other insect pests which may not fall into the above groups have been found to affect crops and a very good example is.... View More

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