Screening Soybean, Glycine max L. Merri. Against Major Insect Pests

  • K. S. Jagadish
  • Dymtro Kravtsov
  • Ranvir Singh
  • C. G. Arun Kumara


In this chapter, screening procedures for soybean germplasms against 12 economically important pests are described. The screening procedures are based on more than one criterion-like level of infestation, number of insects per unit plant, weight loss of the plant part damaged, duration of life stages of the target species, and others. Experimental procedures for determining mechanism of resistance against aphids and bruchid beetle are also summarized. For each screening and mechanism of resistance procedure, statistical data analysis is indicated.


Screening Soybean Germplasms Insect pests 



We are very thankful to Sr. Nagendra for providing photos of soybean insect pests. The authors would like to thank authorities of the University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK Campus, Bengaluru, for their encouragement and support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. S. Jagadish
    • 1
  • Dymtro Kravtsov
    • 2
  • Ranvir Singh
    • 1
  • C. G. Arun Kumara
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural EntomologyUniversity of Agricultural SciencesBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)KievUkraine

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