Cellular Responses of Phaseolus Beans to Specific Probing Behaviours of Empoasca Kraemeri (Ross & Moore) (Homoptera Cicadellidae)

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Date
1996
Authors
Samuel N. Njihia
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Samuel N. Njihia
Abstract
The leafhopper Empoasca kraemeri (Ross and Moore) is the most important pest of common beans, Phaseolus vulgaris L., in Latin America (Graham 1978, Sanders & Schwartz 1980, Schoonhoven et al. 1985). Attack by this pest during the annual dry season often results in yield losses up to 95%, regularly causing severe problems for subsistence and low-income growers (Schoonhoven & Cardona 1980). Feeding of both nymphs and adults on the underside of leaves directly causes damage symptoms of leaf curling, yellowing, necrosis, plant stunting and poor pod set, a condition referred to as hopperburn (Schoonhoven et al. 1978, Kornegay & Cardona 1991).
Description
Keywords
Citation
Collections