Insect Pests Of Sorghum And Their Control uri icon


  • The insect pests that attack sorghum are presented. Crop damage is discussed in relation to pest species and plant part on which infestation occur namely, seedling, foliage, stem and panicle insects. The importance of the major species are discussed on a regional basis. Shootfly, midge, stem borers and head bugs in Africa and India; the greenbug and midge in the continental USA; midge, armyworm and greenbug in Central and South America and midge and Heliothis in Australia. A brief review of current control measures is given for each pest across regions highlighting differences between developed and developing countries. However, the more holistic pest management approach is applicable in all pest control situations and host plant resistance is seen as the major component required for mounting successful control strategies

publication date

  • 1988