Photo 2. Damage by the sugarcane borer, Chilo terrenellus, weakens the internodes and makes the stems susceptible to breaking in high winds.
Sugarcane borer, sugarcane internode borer
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from Sallam MS, Allsopp PG (2002) BSS249 Preparedness for border incursion, Chilo incursion management plan. Version 1. BSES Publication Project Report PRO2008. Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations, Queensland, Australia. (http://www.planthealthaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Chilo-species-CP-2002.pdf). Photos 1-3 Carmichael A, et al. (2012) Stem borer (Chilo terrenellus). PaDIL - (http://www.padil.gov.au).
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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