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Studies on the Sorghum Shootfly in China

  • Shie Shiang-Lin
  • Fan Zi-De
  • Su Zhou-Hua
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Abstract

As an important measure for increasing grain production, hybrid sorghum has been cultivated in the whole area of the Peoples Republic of China since 1970. Over the past 10 years the sorghum shootfly has gradually become the worst pest of sorghum in several places in the southern parts of China. In 1973, some regions of Gung Dong, Gui Chou and Gung Xi Provinces were affected by the shootfly with a rate of 30% for the heavier damage, and a few even exceeding 90%.

Key Words

Sorghum Atherigona soccata Gung Dong Gui Chou Gung Xi hybrid larval instar varieties 

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© ICIPE 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shie Shiang-Lin
    • 1
  • Fan Zi-De
    • 2
  • Su Zhou-Hua
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of BiologyGui Chou Academy of ScienceChina
  2. 2.Shanghai Institute of EntomologyAcademia SinicaChina
  3. 3.Agricultural InstitutePeople’s Republic of China

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