Greenhouse evaluation of selected rice varieties against white backed planthopper Sogatella furcifera (Horvath)

Ninety three rice varieties were evaluated at nursery stage against WBPH under greenhouse condition at CRRI Cuttack during 2009 and 2010. Only Ptb33 was highly resistant and recorded damage score ‘0’. IR 64 Sub I and IR-64 MAS, Satabdi, Kalinga I, Hazaridhan and PS-3 were found to be resistant with score ‘1’ while Swarna, Trupti and Virendra, Satyakrishna, Virendra, Sadabahar, Heera,Varsadhan, Jogen, Neela, Khanish, Tara, ASD-16, CSR-4, CR-1014 and PR-113 were moderately resistant with damage score ‘3’.

Author : P. C. Rath and H. N. Subudhi