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Journal: Vegetos- An International Journal of Plant Research

Article DOI :10.5958/2229-4473.2017.00050.7
Year :2017, Volume : 30, Issue :special
First page : (154) Last page : (161)
Print ISSN : 0970-4078. Online ISSN : 2229-4473.


RESEARCH ARTICLE
A SOCIETY FOR PLANT RESEARCH PUBLICATION

Screening of Maize Genotypes for Resistance to Damage caused by Stem borer Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) under Temperate conditions

Rasool Irham*, Wani Abdul Rouf, Nisar Meinaz, Nehru R.K., Dar Zahoor Ahmad

Department of Entomology, Sher-e-kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, 190025, Shalimar, Srinagar (Kashmir)

*Corresponding author: Irham Rasool, Department of Entomology, Sher-e-kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, 190025, Shalimar, Srinagar (Kashmir) E-mail: irhamrasool@gmail.com

Twenty four maize genotypes were screened against maize stem borer (C. partellus) during kharif season 2014 under artificial infestation in field conditions and entire screening was based on Leaf Damage Score (LDS), dead heart formation and tunnel length. Based on LDS scale (0–9), CM- 133 and CM-123 were found to be highly resistant with Leaf Damage Score of 0.93 and 0.86, respectively, whereas, KDM-895A, KDM-381A, KDM- 362B and KDM-402 were found resistant exhibiting a range of 1.73–1.86 LDS, respectively. KDM-340A, KDM-361 and KDM- 935A were highly susceptible with a range of 7.93–8.13 LDS and Basi-local was observed extremely susceptible with 8.86 LDS. Dead heart percentage was recorded 60 in KDM-340A, KDM-361 and KDM-935A whereas, 80 per cent dead heart was recorded in Basi-local. Zero per cent dead heart was recorded in CM-133, CM-123, KDM-895A, KDM-381A, KDM-362B and KDM-402. Highest stem tunnel length was observed in Basi-local (12.02 cm) whereas zero tunnel length was recorded in CM-133, CM-123, KDM-895A, KDM-381A and KDM-362B These maize genotypes could be utilized as sources of resistance against C. partellus




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