The stemborers Busseola fusca (Fuller) and Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) cause the highest economic damage to maize and sorghum in Zimbabwe. A number of studies on stemborer bioecology and management in Zimbabwe have been conducted, but most are still incomplete. The more important of these are studies on life history, incidence and distribution patterns, host plants, yield losses, chemical control, cultural control, host plant resistance, the use of sex pheromones, and biological control. These are discussed here in detail, and areas where further research is needed are pointed out. As part of an integrated strategy for managing stemborers in Zimbabwe, an exotic braconid larval parasitoid, Cotesia flavipes Cameron, has been released in the lowveld area and prospects for its establishment appear to be good. However, this establishment might be curtailed mainly by the inability of Co. flavipes to adapt to the seasonal carryover mechanisms utilised by the indigenous Cotesia sesamiae (Cameron).