International Sugar Journal

Field screening of sugarcane varieties for resistance to the pink stalk borers Sesamia spp. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidea) in Iran [Full subscriber]

Abstract To assess damage from the pink stalk borers Sesamia spp, a field trial was carried out during 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 growing season at Salman Farsi Agro-industry Farms Iran in a randomized block design with four replications. In this experiment, the resistance of 15 sugarcane varieties including IRC99-04, IRC99-05, IRC99-06, IRC00-10, IRC00-11, IRC00-12, IRC00-13, IRC00-14, IRC00-15, IRC00-16, IRC00-17, IRC00-18, IRC00-19, IR-21 and IR-31 on stalk borers was evaluated. There were highly significant differences among varieties (P…

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