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P-ISSN: 2708-0013, E-ISSN: 2708-0021

Acta Entomology and Zoology

2021, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
Management practices of maize stem borer (Chilo partellus Swinhoe) in Nepal


Author(s): Deepa Parajuli, Bidya Ojha, Anusuya Aaradhana Panthee, Astha Pokharel and Bhola Gautam

Abstract: Maize stem borer (Chilo partellus Swinhoe) is a major pest of economic importance damaging maize crop in Nepal. Severe damage of stem borer directly regulates on yield factors including effective panicle number and density of fertile tillers. The objective of this review is to unfold and examine the alternatives in management of the major prevailing pest of maize stem borer in Nepal which alone accounts for 18-28% losses in yield. Biological control, Cultural practices, convincing chemical control and Host plant resistance are among the best promising alternatives, while combination of diverse compatible strategies i.e., integrated pest management was underlined as the most sustainable directing substitute. This review paper would be a relevant prospect document for entomologists and breeders from across the world and also contribute in ongoing experimentation on maize crops.

DOI: 10.33545/27080013.2021.v2.i2a.39

Pages: 13-22 | Views: 228 | Downloads: 104

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How to cite this article:
Deepa Parajuli, Bidya Ojha, Anusuya Aaradhana Panthee, Astha Pokharel, Bhola Gautam. Management practices of maize stem borer (Chilo partellus Swinhoe) in Nepal. Acta Entomol Zool 2021;2(2):13-22. DOI: 10.33545/27080013.2021.v2.i2a.39


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