Bookcover of Biocontrol of Maize Stalk Borers by the use of Sorghum bicolor
Booktitle:

Biocontrol of Maize Stalk Borers by the use of Sorghum bicolor

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2015-04-13 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-69570-4

ISBN-10:
365969570X
EAN:
9783659695704
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Maize stalk borers are an important constraint of maize production.That is why a special attention must be given to the means of their control. This research used sorghum as a biocontrol agent of maize stalk borers. Maize and sorghum were planted in three spatial intercrops arrangements, in alternating rows (Sorghum to Maize). The intercrops were 1:1, 1:2 and 2:1. Monocropped maize was planted as control. All the intercropping combinations and monocropping were grown without insecticide treatment. The study had the following objectives: to determine the efficacy of sorghum (sorghum bicolor) as a maize stalk borer’s control agent; to evaluate the influence of maize and sorghum variety on effectiveness of the intercropping on reducing stalk borers attack on maize and to assess the effect of sorghum population density on its effectiveness of intercropping as a biocontrol agent of maize stalk borers. The results show that Stalk borer attack in sorghum was over ten times more compared to maize. Among the sorghum varieties, attack from stalk borers appeared to be higher in Sima compared to Madura and Sweet sorghum. Stalk borer attack was about 55 % in Sima, and about 40 % in Madura.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
sj., Dondo Bena Benoît, Mebelo Mataa, M Chisi
Number of pages:
104
Published on:
2015-04-13
Stock:
Available
Category:
Agriculture, horticulture, forestry, fishery, nutrition
Price:
49.90 €
Keywords:
biocontrol, Maize Stalk Borers, sweet Sorghum bicolor, intercropping systems.

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