- Volume 11 Issue 2
This study has been carried out to investigate the varietal resistance of Tong-il rice variety (IR-667) at the seedling stage to the brown planthopper. Nilaparvata lugens STAL, and further to know the biological effects of the varieties to the insects. The results obtained were as followings; 1. Tong-il variety tested in this experiment was susceptible to the brown planthopper but it seemed to be a little more tolerable than the Japonica varieties which had been recommended in Korea. 2. Tong-il variety (Suwon 213, Suwon 213-1, Suwon 214, and Suwon 215) was highly prefered by brown planthopper for feeding to the Korean recommended varieties Paltal, Jinheung, Akibare, and Shin #2. 3, The resistant varieties Mudgo, Kayama MGL-2, and Karsamba ASD-7 which showed low feeding preference exhibited higher ovipositional preference than the susceptible varieties. Relatively greater number of eggs was recorded on the Tong-il variety (Suwon 213, Suwon 213-1, and Suwon 215) in comparison with the Korean recommended varieties, 4, When the female brown planthopper adults were caged on Tong-il variety (Suwon 214) and the resistant variety Karsamba ASD-7 separately, greater number of eggs were observed on Suwon 214 and less on Karsamba ASD-7, while when two varieties Suwon 214 and Karsamba ASD-7 were given together in the same cage, Karsamba ASD-7 was much more prefered for oviposition to Suwon 214. 5. There was no difference in e99 Periods and their hatchal\bility between the resistant and susceptible varieties, but nymphal periods, rate of adult emergence, longevity of the adult, and its fecundity were significantly different according to the varieties.