Studies on the tolerance of maize hybrids to corn rootworm on various types of soil

Csaba Szoke, János Pintér, Zsuzsanna Hegyi, L. Márton

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Abstract

The corn rootworm, which has been introduced from North America, is becoming an increasingly serious problem for maize producers in Hungary. Control of the pest is complicated by the fact that farmers often ignore the need for crop rotation, the most effective measure, despite ministry regulations. Chemical control not only increases production costs, but is not always effective. The present paper describes studies on the tolerance level of 60 Martonvásár hybrids at four locations. Significant differences were found in the tolerance levels of the hybrids, and a close positive correlation was revealed between root-pull resistance and yield, while there was a close negative correlation between root lodging and yield and between root-pull resistance and lodging. Root regeneration is also an important factor, good values of which were found for three hybrids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1675-1678
Number of pages4
JournalCereal Research Communications
Volume36
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Zea mays
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production costs
Regeneration
farmers
Costs and Cost Analysis

Keywords

  • Resistance breeding
  • Tolerance level
  • Western corn rootworm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics
  • Physiology

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Studies on the tolerance of maize hybrids to corn rootworm on various types of soil. / Szoke, Csaba; Pintér, János; Hegyi, Zsuzsanna; Márton, L.

In: Cereal Research Communications, Vol. 36, No. SUPPL. 5, 2008, p. 1675-1678.

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Szoke, Csaba ; Pintér, János ; Hegyi, Zsuzsanna ; Márton, L. / Studies on the tolerance of maize hybrids to corn rootworm on various types of soil. In: Cereal Research Communications. 2008 ; Vol. 36, No. SUPPL. 5. pp. 1675-1678.
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