oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Response of maize to levels and times of infestation by Busseola fusca (Fuller) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

Volume 51, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



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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