Updated May 17, 2019
Push and Pull for Stem Borer management in Maizeipmil.cired.vt.edu
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Stem borer causes economic damage to maize
Management of stem borers in maize Desmodium sp (Fabaceae) inside the field and Brachiaria sp. (Poaceae) outside the field are planted. Desmodium sp. repels stem borer moths and Brachiaria sp. attracts them. Eggs laid on Brachiaria hatch but the caterpillars do not feed and develop on this plant.