Relationship between foliar damage due to different levels of FAW infestation at different stages of maize crop growth (three stage: V5, V7 and R1) using different germplasm (OPVs, susceptibles and tolerant pre comercial hybrids) and grain yield loss assessed under controlled (net house with arytificial infestation) and natural conditions.
This study is to assess the relationship between foliar damage and cob damage due to FAW infestation at different stages of maize crop growth and grain yield loss
1. Determine the relationship between FAW artificial infestation, foliar damage, cob damage and maize grain yield loss
2. Determine the relationship between FAW natural infestation, foliar damage, cob damage and maize grain yield loss
3. One peer review publication documenting the relationship between FAW infestation and yield loss associated in maize farming system in Kenya.
MSc student in Crop protection or entomology