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Differential Infestation of Rice Lines by the Rice Stalk Borer1,2

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Infestation by Chilo plejadellus Zincken of 100 rice lines varied from 0 to 98%, with the commercial variety 'Saturn,' used as a check, having- 75% of the stems dam- ed. Statistical analysis of the data showed 55 lines were damaged significantly less than Saturn. Lines maturing both earlier and later than Saturn were damaged less than Saturn. Certain lines had significantly fewer stems damaged than Saturn, and also allowed the development of significantly fewer larvae. Moreover, 18 lines which were damaged as heavily as Saturn had significantly fewer larvae than Saturn.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1972

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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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