Tag: Chilo partellus

Resistance of Bt-maize (MON810) against the stem borers Busseola fusca (Fuller) and Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) and its yield performance in Kenya

A study was conducted to assess the performance of maize hybrids with Bt event MON810 (Bt-hybrids) against the maize stem borer Busseola fusca (Fuller) in a biosafety greenhouse (BGH) and against the spotted stem borer Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) under confined field trials (CFT) in Kenya for three...

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Response to S1 recurrent selection for resistance to two stem borers, Busseola fusca and Chilo partellus, in two tropical maize populations

Authors: Mwimali, M., Derera, J., Mugo, S.N., Tongoona, P. Published in: Euphytica, In Press.   Stem borers, Busseola fusca and Chilo partellus, are among the key devastating lepidopteran insect pests ofmaize causing grain yield losses.Recurrent selection studies for stem borer resistance in...

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Quality of field collected and laboratory reared Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) for screening maize genotypes

Published in African Journal of Biotechnology 12 (34) : 5370-5374, 2013 Mutisya. D.L.; Tadele Tefera; Mugo, S. The quality of laboratory reared stem borer species for screening of maize varieties is usually  questioned by end user cereal breeders. A quality check study was performed in a screen house...

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Combining ability of maize inbred lines resistant to Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) in the mid-altitude environment of Kenya

Published in Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science 4 (10) : 161-168, 2012 J. Gakunga, S. Mugo, K. Njoroge and F. Olubayo Gene action conditioning important traits in maize is useful to breeders in order to design appropriate breeding methods. A study was conducted to determine the combining ability...

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