Paper ID: 113
The Attack of Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on Sorghum
1Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Bengkulu University, St. Raya Kandang Limun, Bengkulu 38371. Indonesia
2Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Bengkulu University, St. Raya Kandang Limun, Bengkulu 38371. Indonesia
3Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Ratu Samban University, St. Jenderal Sudirman No. 87 Arga Makmur, Northern Bengkulu. Indonesia
Sorghum bicolor L. Moench is one of the world’s most important cereal crops. Sorghum grains are a good source of carbohydrates, the leaes and stems are processed for animals, and the grains are used as a raw material for production of beverages in food proessing industries. One of the obstacles to the increased sorghum production is the insect pests that attack the plants. Therefore, this study was aimed to evaluate the damage of sorghum plants varieties due to S. frugiperda attacks. This research was conducted in Kandang Mas, Kampung Melayu, Bengkulu province. This study used a randomised block experimental design and sample plants observed were five varieties of sorghum (Numbu, Ketan, Super 1, Super 2, and Suri). Sampling method with a scouting system. The results showed that among the varieties of sorghum, Suri 4 was highly susceptible, while the Ketan, Super 1 and Super 2 varieties were susceptible and then Numbu was highly resistant to the attack of S. frugiperda. It is expected that the results of this study could be used for further research to control S. frugiperda.