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    Breeding for Insect Pests Resistance in Cereals: With Emphasis on Sorghum
    (2015-07) Aba, D.A.; Showemimo, F.A.
    Insect pests of cereals especially sorghum in the savanna regions of Nigeria arc gaining more importance in recent times due to their damaging effects and yield reduction ability. Eight economically important sorghum insect pests (shoottly,,stem borer, greenbug, spittle bug, sorghum midge and head bug) with high yield reduction potentials were reviewed out of the numerous insects that attack cereals such as soil insect, foliage feeder, stem feeder, panicle feeder and stored grain insects. Information on their genetics of resistance were presented and breeding method based on genetics of resistance were highlighted. An integrated pest management program that includes biological control, cultural control and hostplant resistance are encouraged.