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Abstract

Host plant resistance in some sugarcane varieties against shoot borer, Chilo infuscatellus (Snellen).

Abstract

Studies on resistance in sugarcane to Chilo infuscatellus were carried out with 9 mid-late maturing varieties (CO 1148, CO 87032, CO 85002, COS 767, CO 85021, CO 8347, CO 86035, CO 87031 and CO 86050) in the field in India. COS 767 had the lowest infestation, while CO 85002 was the most susceptible. CO 85002 also had the greatest sucrose content (22%) and the greatest tunnelling (22.62%).