Location: Vegetable Research
Title: Evalution of advanced sweetpotato genotypes for resistance to soil insect pests, 2010 Authors
Submitted to: Arthropod Management Tests
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: November 2, 2012
Publication Date: December 5, 2012
Citation: Jackson, D.M., Harrison Jr, H.F. 2012. Evalution of advanced sweetpotato genotypes for resistance to soil insect pests, 2010. Arthropod Management Tests. Volume 37, Report No. M3, Online Journal at http://www.entsoc.org/pubs/index.html. Technical Abstract: Three insect susceptible cultivars (‘Beauregard’, ‘Hernandez’, and 'SC 1149-19'), two insect-resistant cultivars ('Charleston Scarlet' and ‘Ruddy’), and 43 advanced sweetpotato genotypes were evaluated for insect resistance in replicated field trials at Charleston, SC. Thirty-three genotypes had significantly less overall injury from insects (ie., higher percentage of undamaged roots) and 30 entries had a significantly lower WDS index than did the two susceptible checks (‘Beauregard’ and ‘SC1149-19’). All genotypes had significantly less injury by flea beetles than did ‘SC1149-19’.