publication . Article . 2018

Screening of promising maize genotypes against maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais Motschulky) in storage condition

Resham B Thapa; Ram B Paneru;
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  • Published: 05 Jan 2018 Journal: Journal of Maize Research and Development, volume 3, pages 108-119 (issn: 2467-9291, eissn: 2467-9305, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Nepal Journals Online (JOL)
Abstract
<jats:p>The maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky) is a serious pest of economic importance in stored grains. It causes major damage to stored maize grain thereby reducing its weight, quality and germination. An experiment was conducted in randomized complete block design (RCBD) with 3 replications to screen 32 maize genotypes against maize weevil in no-choice and free-choice conditions at Entomology Division, Khumaltar, Lalitpur (Room temperature: Maximum 24-32°C and Minimum 18-27°C). The findings showed that the maize genotypes had different response to maize weevil damage ranging from susceptible to tolerance. The genotypes Manakamana-3, Lumle White PO...
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free text keywords: Maize genotype, storage, Sitophilus zeamais, damage, susceptible, tolerance, Randomized block design, Genotype, Weevil, biology.organism_classification, biology, PEST analysis, Horticulture, Maize weevil, Germination, Sitophilus, lcsh:Plant culture, lcsh:SB1-1110
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