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Efficient mass rearing and infestation techniques to screen for host plant resistance to maize stem borers, Diatraea sp.

Author: Mihm, J.A.
Year: 1983
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10883/696
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
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
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Type: Book
Region: Global
Place of Publication: Mexico
Pages: 23 pages
Agrovoc: DIATRAEA
Agrovoc: ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
Agrovoc: HOSTS
Agrovoc: INFESTATION
Agrovoc: METHODS
Agrovoc: PEST RESISTANCE
Agrovoc: ZEA MAYS
Agrovoc: DIATRAEA
Agrovoc: ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
Agrovoc: HOSTS
Agrovoc: INFESTATION
Agrovoc: METHODS
Agrovoc: PEST RESISTANCE
Agrovoc: ZEA MAYS


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    Maize breeding, phytopathology, entomology, physiology, quality, and biotech

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