Plant Characteristics of Phaseolus vulgaris Associated with Potato Leafhopper Nymphal Infestation1

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Common bean lines that are tall, are mosaic resistant, have seed that is either pink in color or mottled and striped, flower between 50 to 59 days, and mature in ]05 to 114 days exhibit relatively lower potato leafhopper (Empoasca fabae (Harris)) nymphal infestation than those not described as above. Since low nymphal infestation is an index to resistance in the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), these characteristics are suggested as criteria to use when selecting common bean lines resistant to potato leafhopper.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1961

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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