Studies on biochemical resistance factors of maize plant against maize spotted stem borer, Chilo partellus (Swinhoe): A Review
Manish Kumar Yadav, Deepayan Padhy, Lipsa Dash, Rajesh S Kalasare
Maize Spotted Stem Borer, Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) is a major pest of maize and sorghum and cause a very huge loss in these crops during Kharif. Here an effort has been made to evaluate the importance of different HPR traits related to biochemicals, present in maize plants and their significance in management of maize spotted stem borer, Chilo partellus. The term antibiosis is mainly dealing with biochemical components of maize plants which are Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein and Chlorophyll. These components play vital roles in imparting resistance in maize plants and affect survivals of immature stages in many ways including the antibiosis. There many biochemical traits have been identified and discussed to be having greater impact against maize spotted stem borer in imparting resistance and the methods of estimation have been defined.