oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Response of maize to levels and times of infestation by Busseola fusca (Fuller) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
|Article Title||Response of maize to levels and times of infestation by Busseola fusca (Fuller) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 *Summer Grain Centre, Potchefstroom. **Winter Rainfall Region, Elsenburg. ***Department of Entomology, University of Stellenbosch|
|Publication Date||Sep 1988|
|Pages||283 - 291|
|Keyword(s)||Busseola fusca, Climate variation, Control strategy, Egg batches, Hybrid differences, Infestation, Lepidoptera: Noctuidae, Maize plants damage, Oviposition and Pest population densities|
Maize plants were artificially infested with egg batches of Busseola fusca at different times after crop emergence. Regression equations of yield loss on percentage plants with eggs varied over different seasons, which was attributed to hybrid differences and variation in climate.
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