• V. Selvanarayanan


Since the seventeenth century, efforts have paved way for developing insect-resistant varieties. Resistant varieties are compatible with biological and cultural practices. Resistant varieties are especially of value in low-income group crops. Resistant varieties may enhance the efficacy of insecticides and environment quality. On the whole, resistant varieties form an ideal means of pest suppression.


Resistant Varieties Role in pest management History Resistant variety Ecology 



The author is thankful to the authorities of Annamalai University and the sources like,, ,, BugGuide.Net, and for the photographs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Selvanarayanan
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  1. 1.Faculty of AgricultureDepartment of Entomology, Annamalai UniversityChidambaramIndia

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