A simple head cage technique for monitoring sorghum midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)

Kausalya, K G and Nwanze, K F and Reddy, Y V R and Nwilene, F E (1997) A simple head cage technique for monitoring sorghum midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). International Journal of Pest Management, 43 (1). pp. 35-38. ISSN 0967-0874

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A head cage technique for monitoring populations of Stenodiplosis sorghicola, a variant of the type previously described for screening sorghum genotypes for resistance, was developed. The technique was effective and efficient in collecting adults from flowering sorghum panicles under field conditions in Andhra Pradesh, India. Adults emerged over 2-3 weeks during the 1992-93 post-rainy and 1-2 weeks during the 1993 rainy season. The activity (density) of S. sorghicola was higher during the rainy than during the post-rainy season

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2011 09:12
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2011 09:12
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/4787
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/096708797228951
Acknowledgement: We thank J. Raja Rao andM. Zaheeruddinfor their technical assistance in the field. This paper was approved as Journal Article No. 1793 by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
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