The Economic Impact of Sugarcane Moth Borers in Indonesia

  title={The Economic Impact of Sugarcane Moth Borers in Indonesia},
  author={François-R{\'e}gis Goebel and Etik Mar’ati Achadian and Peter McGuire},
  journal={Sugar Tech},
Two years of field experiments were conducted in Indonesia (East Java) to investigate damage levels and economic impact of three major sugarcane moth borers Chilo sacchariphagus, C. auricilius and Scirpophaga excerptalis. To collect such information, we created different levels of borer damage by comparing treated (biocontrol vs. insecticide applications) and untreated plots with natural infestation. In the plant cane experiment, damage levels in untreated plots were the highest with an average… CONTINUE READING