Comparison of Germplasm Evaluation Parameters

  • Jayalakshmi Narayan Hegde
  • Sandeep Singh


Workers often screen crop germplasms based on one or more than one parameters. It is necessary that appropriate parameters are compared for efficacy and efficiency before the screening technique is standardized. An appropriate parameter will facilitate in locating a promising cultivar. Described in this chapter are four case studies involving insects with chewing and sucking mouthparts.


Germplasm Evaluation parameters Efficacy Efficiency 



The authors are thankful to the authorities of University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, and Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, for the encouragement.


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Further Reading

  1. Maxwell, F. G., Jenkins, J. N., & Parrot, W. L. (1972). Resistance of plants to insects. Advances in Agronomy, 24, 187–265.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Painter, R. H. (1951). Insect resistance in crop plants. New York: The Mackmillon Company.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Sprague G. F., & Dahms, R. G. (1972). Development of crop resistance to insects. Journal of Environmental Quality, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America (pp. 28–33).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jayalakshmi Narayan Hegde
    • 1
  • Sandeep Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyUniversity of Agricultural and Horticultural SciencesShivmogaIndia
  2. 2.All India Coordinated Research Project on Fruits Department of Fruit SciencePunjab Agricultural UniversityLudhianaIndia

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