Insect Control on Maize in Suriname

Major insect problems on maize are caused by Scapteriscusspp (mole cricket), Spodoptera (Laphygma) frugiperda, Heliothis zea, Diatraea sacharalis and harvesting ants (Atta spp J. Etecause the majority of the farmers grow maize only as a first crop just after clearing and burning their fields, insect infestation is rather low and regeneration is good. However, when maize is growing as a regular crop infestation of Spodoptera and Heliothis becomes high. Results of control experiments mainly on Spodoptera frugiperda, during the last two years, are presented.


Issue Date:
Nov 13 1978
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
15




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