Books and Book Chapters

  1. Khan, Z.R, Midega, C.A.O., Pittchar, J.O., Murage, A.W., Pickett, J.A., 2017. Climate –smart Push-Pull: A Conservation Agriculture Technology for Food Security and Environmental Sustainability in Africa. Pages 151-166. CAB International.

  2. Khan, Z.R., Midega, C.A.O., Pittchar, J., Pickett, J.A., 2014. Push-Pull: A Novel IPM Strategy for the Green Revolution in Africa, In Peshin, R. and Pimentel, D. (Eds.), Integrated Pest Management: Experiences with Implementation, Global Overview, Volume 4: 333-348. Springer. 574 pp

  3. Khan, Z. R., Midega, C. A. O., Pittchar, J. O. and Pickett, J. A. 2014. Exploiting Phytochemicals for Developing Sustainable Crop Protection Strategies to Withstand Climate Change: Example from Africa. In D. Singh (ed.), Advances in Plant Biopesticides, DOI 10.1007/978-81-322-2006-0_3, © Springer India 2014. pg 35-46

  4. Khan Z.R., Midega C.A.O., Pittchar J., Bruce T.J.A. and Pickett J.A. (2012) ‘Push–Pull’ Revisited: The Process of Successful Deployment of a Chemical Ecology Based Pest Management Tool. In: Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management, First Edition. Gurr GM, Wratten SD, Snyder WE, Read DMY (eds.). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Pg. 259-275.

  5. Khan, Z.R., Midega, C.A.O., Hassanali, A., Pickett, J.A., 2007. Field Developments on striga control by Desmodium Intercrops in a ”Push-Pull” Strategy. Pages 241-252. In G. Ejeta and J. Gressel (eds.) Integrating New Technologies for Striga Control: Towards Ending the Witch-hunt. World Scientific Publishing Company. 345 pp.

  6. Pickett, J.A., Khan, Z.R., Hassanali, A., Hooper, A.M., 2007. Chemicals Involved in Post-Germination Inhibition of Striga by Desmodium: Opportunities for Utilizing the Associated Allelochemical Traits. Pages 61-70. In G. Ejeta and J. Gressel (eds.) Integrating New Technologies for Striga Control: Towards Ending the Witch-hunt. World Scientific Publishing Company. 345 pp.

  7. Khan, Z.R., Hassanali, A., Pickett, J.A., 2006. Managing Polycropping to Enhance Soil System Productivity: A Case Study from Africa. pp. 575-586. In Biological Approaches to Sustainable Soil Systems. Norman Uphoff (ed.) CRC Press New York.

  8. Pickett, J.A., Bruce, T.J.A., Chamberlain, K., Hassanali A., Khan, Z.R.., Matthes, M.C., Napier, J.A.., Smart, L.E., Wadhams, L.J., Woodcock, C.M., 2006. Plant volatiles yielding new ways to exploit plant defense. In M. Dicke and W. Takken (eds.), Chemical Ecology: From Gene to Ecosystem, 161-173. Springer. Printed in the Netherlands.

  9. Khan, Z.R., Pickett, J.A., 2004. The ‘Push-Pull’ Strategy for Stemborer Management: A Case Study in Exploiting Biodiversity and Chemical Ecology, pp 155-164. In Ecological Engineering for Pest Management: Advances in Habitat Manipulations for Arthropods. G. Gurr, S. D. Waratten snd M. A. Altieri (eds.). CSIRO and CABI Publishing. 232 pp.

  10. Khan, Z.R., Overholt, W.A., Mengech, A.N., 2003. Integrated Pest Management case Studies from ICIPE. Pp 441-452. In K. M. Maredia, D. Dakouo and D. Mota-Sanchez (Eds.) Integrated Pest Management in Global Arena, CABI Publishing, UK and USA.

  11. Khan, Z.R., 2002. Cover Crops. In D. Pimentel (Ed.) Encyclopaedia of Pest Management. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York 903 pp.

  12. Polaszek, A., Khan, Z.R., 1998. Host Plants. In A. Polaszek (Ed.) African Stem Borers: Economic Importance, Taxonomy, Natural Enemies and Control. CAB International, 592 pp.


  1. Barrion, A.T., Copeland, R.S., Khan, Z.R., 2007. Manual for the Identification of Grass Stemborers and Associated Parasitoids in Kenya. International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya (ISNB 92-9064-1894)

  2. Khan, Z.R., Amudavi, D.M., Midega, C., Pittchar, J., Nyagol, D., Genga, G., Ndiege, A., Akelo, P., Pickett, J.A., Wadhams, L.J., Muyekho, F., Nyateng, B., 2007. Push-Pull Curriculum for Farmer Field Schools. International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya (ISNB 92-9064-1886) 

  3. Barrion, A., Khan, Z.R., 2000. How to Handle Grass Stem Borer Larvae. Development Communication Ltd, Nairobi. Kenya. ISBN 9966-9856-1-1. 37 pp.

  4. Muyekho, F.N., Barrion A.T., Khan Z.R., 2004. A Primer on Grass Identification and Their Uses in Kenya. Development Communication Ltd, Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN 9966-9856-0-3. 84 pp.

  5.  Khan, Z.R., Muyekho, F.N., Njuguna, E., Pickett, J.A. Wadhams, L.J., Dibogo, N., Ndiege, A., Genga, G., Lusweti, C., 2005. A primer on Planting and Managing ‘Push-Pull’ fields for stemborer and striga weed control in maize: A step-by-step guide for farmers. ICIPE Science Press ISBN: 92 9064 1703. 48 pp.




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