Experiments were conducted in 1989 to evaluate converted sorghum accessions for preflowering extended panicle and soft-dough stage panicle feeding resistance to fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith), by incorporating plant tissue into artificial insect diet. Spodoptera frugiperda biological parameters measured were larval and pupal weights, mean duration of the larval stage, time to adult eclosion, survivorship, fecundity, net reproductive rate, intrinsic rate of increase, and relative fitness. The converted lines IS 2246C, IS 2403C, IS 2825C, IS 7007C, IS 8337C, IS 12592C, IS 12612C, IS 12657C, IS 12666C, and IS 12681C were more resistant to both preflowering and soft-dough stage panicle feeding by S. frugiperda than the resistant check NK Savanna 5. The genotypes IS 1340C, IS 2553C, IS 2569C, IS 6911C, IS 7498C, IS 12219C, IS 12617C, IS 12662C, and IS 12664C were more resistant than the resistant check to S. frugiperda feeding in the soft-dough stage, but not in the preflowering stage of panicle development. Plant antibiosis was the major mechanism of resistance in these lines at both stages of the panicle development.