Efficient mass rearing and infestation techniques to screen for host plant resistance to maize stem borers, Diatraea sp.
|Abstract:||One of a three-part series, this bulletin presents the techniques developed and experience accumulated at CIMMYT over the past six years in mass rearing and infestation with three maize stem borers--diatraea saccharalis Fabricius, sugarcane borer; D. grandiosella dyar, southwestern corn borer; and D. lineolata Walker, neotropical corn borer--for screening and improving host plant resistance in maize and sorghum. The author explains techniques for establishment and maintenance of the insect colony, gives requirements for efficient mass rearing, describes a method of efficient, uniform field infestation, and covers rating scales and|
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|Place of Publication:||Mexico|
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Maize breeding, phytopathology, entomology, physiology, quality, and biotech