Effects of Endophytic Fungus, Nitrogen, and Plant Damage on Performance of Fall Armyworm

  • T. L. Bultman
  • N. J. Conard

Abstract

Recent work has suggested that grass endophytes mediate wound-induced resistance to fall armyworm (Bultman & Ganey 1985; Boning & Bultman, in press). Past work has used clipping with scissors to wound plants. In the present study we tested if an alternative form of simulated herbivory pin pricking) elicits resistance and if nutrient availability to plants modifies induced responses.

Keywords

Endophytic Fungus Tall Fescue Fungal Endophyte Plant Damage High Fertilizer 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. L. Bultman
    • 1
  • N. J. Conard
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of ScienceTruman State UniversityKirksvilleUSA

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