Comparative Natural Resistance of Some Maize Varieties to Sitophilus zeamais (Motschulky)
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- Infestation, Resistance, Sitophilus zeamais, Susceptibility
- O., Longe O.; A., Oso A.
- Researchers have shown that seed resistance is a valuable tool in insect control. This study therefore, investigated the comparative natural resistance of six (6) maize varieties to Sitophilus zeamais under ambient laboratory conditions in Ado Ekiti, Nigeria. Treatment involved the measurement of 30g of clean, uninfested maize grains from the selected varieties, into covered Petri dishes. Each measure of maize grains in the covered Petri dishes was infested with 20 freshly emerged S. zeamais adults (10 males and 10 females) and left for 2weeks for the insects to mate and lay eggs after which the old weevils were removed for new ones to emerge...
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