Water stress augments silicon-mediated resistance of susceptible sugarcane cultivars to the stalk borer Eldana saccharina (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

@article{Kvedaras2007WaterSA,
  title={Water stress augments silicon-mediated resistance of susceptible sugarcane cultivars to the stalk borer Eldana saccharina (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)},
  author={O. L. Kvedaras and M. G. Keeping and F-R Goebel and M. Byrne},
  journal={Bulletin of Entomological Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={97},
  pages={175 - 183}
}
  • O. L. Kvedaras, M. G. Keeping, +1 author M. Byrne
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Bulletin of Entomological Research
  • Abstract Silicon (Si) can improve resistance of plants to insect attack and may also enhance tolerance of water stress. This study tested if Si-mediated host plant resistance to insect attack was augmented by water stress. Four sugarcane cultivars, two resistant (N21, N33) and two susceptible (N26, N11) to Eldana saccharina Walker were grown in a pot trial in Si-deficient river sand, with (Si+) and without (Si−) calcium silicate. To induce water stress, irrigation to half the trial was reduced… CONTINUE READING
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