Standardization of Feeding Tests in Phytophagous Insects to Host and Nonhost Plants
To distinguish host or nonhost plant of a phytophagous insect, it is important that a standardized procedure is in place. Disc method used for chewing and biting insects is described in this chapter. The statistical methods that can be employed are also mentioned.
KeywordsHost plant Nonhost plant Leaf-disc method Feeding stimulants
The authors would like to thank authorities of the National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, and Pest Control India, Bengaluru, for their encouragement and support.
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