Mass Culturing of Phytophagous Insects for Host Plant Resistance Studies
Studies on host plant relationships/resistance necessitate availability of insects in large numbers. Different orders of insects may require different mass culture procedures. Contamination by microorganisms and low yield of quality insects are often the impediments encountered while mass culturing. Procedures for six chewing and sucking key pests have been outlined in this chapter.
KeywordsMass rearing Insect pests Aseptic condition Host plant relationships
The authors would like to thank authorities of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture, Tamil Nadu, and Sri Ramakrishna Institute, Tamil Nadu, for their encouragement and support.
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