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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Evaluation of Multiple Insect Resistance in Maize Populations

Authors
item Ni, Xinzhi
item Rector, Brian
item Mullis, James

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 10, 2005
Publication Date: March 30, 2005
Citation: Ni, X., B.G. Rector, J.C. Mullis. 2005. Evaluation of multiple insect resistance in maize populations. GA Entom. Soc. meeting, Mar 30-Apr 1, 2005.

Interpretive Summary: NOT REQUIRED.

Technical Abstract: To develop insect-resistant corn inbred lines with good agronomic traits, 32 maize hybrids from the crosses between high maysin and elite inbred lines were evaluated for corn earworm resistance and pre-harvest maize weevil resistance. Three commercial hybrids were used as the controls of the study. Corn earworm and maize weevil damage was significantly different among the maize hybrids examined. The possibility of multiple insect resistance in the maize hybrids was also discussed.

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