oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Resistance of maize genotypes to the maize stalk borer, Busseola fusca (Fuller) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

Volume 53, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Fifteen maize genotypes were evaluated for resistance to the maize stalk borer, Busseola fusca. Three Mississippi inbred lines resistant to the south-western corn borer, Diatraea grandiosella (Dyar) and the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith) viz Mp705, Mp706 and Mp707 exhibited pronounced antibiosis to larvae of B. fusca.

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