Mississippi State University
Henry N. Pitre
This project sought to develop the integrated pest management techniques to reduce the impact of pests for sorghum growers in Central America.
1. Study the biology, behavior and population dynamics of Metaponpneumatarogenhoferi, a lepidopterous caterpillarin the "langosta" complex on sorghum and corn. This insect species is one ofthe four species responsible for damage or destruction of sorghum and corn seeds, seedlings and older plants on subsistence farms in Honduras. 2. Develop integrated insect pest management methods employing basic concepts of ecological sorghum and corn crop management in Honduras.