Reaction of hybrid rice and component lines to rice black bug [Scotinophara coarctata (Fabricius), Hemiptera: Pentatomidae]

Author(s): Brian S. Sinangote1, Reny G. Gerona1, Ma. Dinah M. Reformina1, Ma. Gina M. Babb2 and Lucia M. Borines1


A limiting factor to hybrid rice production in the Philippines is the susceptibility of hybrid rice component lines to diseases and insect pests. Rice black bug (Scotinophara coarctata Fabr.) is among the insect pests and is the newest addition to the list of major pests of rice. This study aims to determine the reaction of hybrid rice component lines to rice black bug (RBB).
Eighty-four (84) hybrid rice componet lines were evaluated for their reacton to RBB. Two batches of unreplicated preliminary screening of the lines were done. Two sets of re-evaluation were also conducted. The standard evaluation system for rice (SE) was followed.
No lines showed resistance to RBB during the preliminary screening. Twentysix (26) lines which showed a moderately susceptible reaction were re-evaluated in a replicated experiment. Among them, R2-6 and IR60819R showed resistance, PR4B showed an intermediate reaction and GUI99 showed a moderatley susceptible reaction. These promising lines were further valueated against RBB and results showed thatR2-6 was rated highly resistant (HR), IR60819R was resistant (R), PR4B was moderately resistant (MR) and GUI99 was moderately susceptible (MS). Most of the hybrid rice component lines are susceptible to RBB.

Keywords : Hybrid rice, component lines, reaction, rice black bug