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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: GENETIC IMPROVEMENT OF MAIZE AND PEARL MILLET FOR RESISTANCE TO INSECTS AND AFLATOXIN Title: Fall armyworm resistance and natural enemy attraction in elite GEM inbred lines

item Ni, Xinzhi
item Xu, Wenwei -
item Peters, David
item Ruberson, John -
item Cottrell, Ted
item Wilson, Jeffrey
item Williams, William

Submitted to: Entomological Society of America Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 1, 2010
Publication Date: December 15, 2010
Citation: Ni, X., Xu, W., Blanco, M.H., Ruberson, J.R., Cottrell, T.E., Wilson, J.P., Williams, W.P. 2010. Fall armyworm resistance and natural enemy attraction in elite GEM inbred lines. Entomological Society of America Abstract no. 0934

Interpretive Summary: not required

Technical Abstract: Multiple foliar- and ear-feeding insects are important impediments for corn production in the southern US. After being assessed for ear-feeding insect resistance in 2007 and 2008, 20 elite inbred lines from the Germplasm Enhancement of Maize (GEM) Project were evaluated for whorl-feeding fall armyworm [Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)] resistance in 2009 and 2010. Both S. frugiperda injury ratings at 7 and 14d after the initial infestation at 6-leaf stage were compared. In addition, natural enemy abundance and diversity at 7d after the infestation were also compared among the 20 inbred lines. The correlation between natural enemy profiles and levels of S. frugiperda injury ratings on corn plants were also discussed. The best inbred lines with the least S. frugiperda injury and/or the most natural enemy attractiveness were identified.

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