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Technical Bulletin No. 823 * May 1942,
Strains of Field Corn Resistant to the
Survival of the European Corn Borer'
By L. H. PATCH, associate entomologist, Division of Cereal and Forage Insect Investigations,
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine; J. R. HOLBERT,
formerly senior agronomist, Division of Cereal Crops and Disease, Bureau of
Plant Industry; and R. T. EVERLY, junior entomologist, Division of Cereal and
Forage Insect Investigations, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine 2
Introduction--------..----.---..-----.-----.. 1 Partial resistance contributed by inbreds Ind.
Plant material. -.. ....------------------------- 2 TR, U.S. 540, Ia.1205, Wis. CC1, and 1ll. A48_ 11
Experimental procedure and methods of analy- Borer susceptibility contributed by inbreds Ind.
sis- ..----- .--- .-- --------------------..--.. 3 W F9, Ill. 90, and U. S. 187-2 ------.-- - -... - 13
Borer populations in open-pollinated varieties-- 6 Relative borer resistance of sister strains-- ... . 16
Resistance to borer survival contributed by in- Discussion ..-- ...-. . .. ............-. 17
breds Ill. R4, Ill.L, and I11.Hy relative to II.A. 7 Summary ---. ..-----...----- .-.....--. 20
Borer resistance contributed by inbreds Ia.L317,
Wis.CC6, Mich.77, and Mich.106 . 8
The problem of the control of the European corn borer (Pyrausta
nubilalis (Hbn.)) through the use of borer-resistant strains of corn
has been extensively investigated by various workers. One of the
most complete studies of this problem has been made by Meyers
and others,3 who have included in their report many references to
previous publications on the subject. These workers tested large
numbers of strains under conditions of natural oviposition by firstgeneration
moths and found that plots of taller corn tended to reI
Received for publication May 14,1941.
' The authors express their appreciation to the cooperating agencies and individuals who grew and supplied
hybrids and inbred lines of corn reported on in this bulletin; to Funk Bros. Seed Co., Bloomington,
Ill.; 1. J. Johnson, associate professor in genetics, University of Minnesota; E. W. Lindstrom, professor of
genetics, Iowa State College; A. R. Marston, research assistant, Michigan State College; N. P. Neal, assistant
professor in genetics, University of Wisconsin; C. M. Woodworth, professor in genetics, University
of Illinois; and to the following workers of the Bureau of Plant Industry: A. M. Brunson, agronomist, stationed
at the Kansas and later at the Indiana Agricultural Experiment Station; R. C. Eckhardt, assistant
agronomist, stationed at the Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station; R. W. Jugenheimer, associate agronomist,
stationed at the Iowa and later at the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station; G. F. Sprague,
agronomist, stationed at the Missouri and later at the Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station; and G. H.
Stringfield, agronomist, stationed at the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station.
Acknowledgement is made of the assistance in the field work by members of the staff engaged in European
corn borer research. The transformation to logarithms in the analysis of the data was suggested by
C. I. Bliss. The inception of the project was made at the suggestion of W. P. Flint, chief entomologist,
Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station. The interest and support of W. A. Baker, D. J. Caffrey, W. H.
Larrimer, P. N. Annand, and C. M. Packard, of the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, and
Merle T. Jenkins, of the Bureau of Plant Industry, have made this work possible. The addition to the
study of inbred lines was a valuable suggestion from W. A. Baker, under whose general supervision the
work has been conducted since 1933.
8 MEYERS, MARION T., HUBER, L. L., NEISWANDER, C. R., RICHEY, F. D., and STRINGFIELD, G. H.
EXPERIMENTS ON BREEDING CORN RESISTANT TO THE EUROPEAN CORN BORER. U. S. Dept. Agr. Tech. Bul.
583, 30 pp., illus. 1937.
444055-42- 1 1
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Patch, L. H.; Holbert, J. R. & Everly, R. T. Strains of field corn resistant to the survival of the European corn borer., book, May 1942; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3504/m1/1/: accessed November 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.