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Evaluation of Bean Varieties for Resistance to Mexican Bean Beetle

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Abstract:

One hundred forty-one snapbean, Phaseolus vulgaris L., and 20 lima bean, P. lunatus L., varieties were screened in the greenhouse for resistance to feeding by adult Epilachna varivestis Mulsant. Two methods, intact leaf and excised leaf, were used for initial screening. The variety 'Regal' (snap) was the least consumed by adult beetles followed by 'Baby Fordhook' (lima), and 'Baby White' (lima). A subsequent test with selected nrieties by the intact leaf method, and results of field evaluation confirmed these findings.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1978

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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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