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Minnesota Corn: Should You Reduce Bt Trait Acreage to Cut Production Costs?

Minnesota Corn: Should You Reduce Bt Trait Acreage to Cut Production Costs?

👤By Bruce Potter and Ken Ostlie, University of Minnesota 🕔Mar 20, 2017

The economics of 2017 corn production have challenged many farmers with minimizing losses per acre. One area that some farmers have targeted for reducing costs is hybrid selection. Planting corn hybrids without Bt protection for European corn borer (ECB), corn

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Bt Corn Trait Table Helps Pinpoint Insect Resistance – DTN

Bt Corn Trait Table Helps Pinpoint Insect Resistance – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 17, 2017

If you are planting Bt corn this year, there’s a new tool to help you determine if your hybrids’ traits are still effective against the pests they claim to control. Each year, Michigan State University entomologist Chris DiFonzo produces the

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Nebraska: Non-Bt Traited Corn – Create Your Scouting Plan Now

Nebraska: Non-Bt Traited Corn – Create Your Scouting Plan Now

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Feb 13, 2017

We have heard comments from several people this winter who are considering planting non-Bt traited corn hybrids in 2017, primarily to reduce seed costs due to the lower market value of corn.  Additionally, some people may be planting types of

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GM Corn BT Traits Beneficial and Safe, Study says

GM Corn BT Traits Beneficial and Safe, Study says

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Nov 14, 2016

Bt traits got international attention this past month, after Mexican scientists released a mega-analysis of Bt-corn hybrids. The team of Mexican scientists conducted an environmental risk assessment of two genetically modified (GM) corn hybrids containing Bt proteins, Genuity VT Triple

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Nebraska Perspective: Cry1F Bt Corn Efficacy Against Western Bean Cutworm – Video

Nebraska Perspective: Cry1F Bt Corn Efficacy Against Western Bean Cutworm – Video

👤By Julie Peterson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Oct 25, 2016

This month a group of six extension entomologists from Michigan State University, Purdue University, The Ohio State University, Cornell University, and Pennsylvania State University published an open letter to the seed industry describing poor performance of Cry1F Bt corn against

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Nebraska Perspective: Cry1F Bt Corn Efficacy Against Western Bean Cutworm – Video

Nebraska Perspective: Cry1F Bt Corn Efficacy Against Western Bean Cutworm – Video

👤By Julie Peterson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Oct 25, 2016

This month a group of six extension entomologists from Michigan State University, Purdue University, The Ohio State University, Cornell University, and Pennsylvania State University published an open letter to the seed industry describing poor performance of Cry1F Bt corn against

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Midwest Corn: Western Bean Cutworm Now Resistant to Cry1F

Midwest Corn: Western Bean Cutworm Now Resistant to Cry1F

👤By Christina DiFonzo, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Oct 6, 2016

Back in August, I alerted Michigan producers to elevated western bean cutworm damage in corn, particularly on traited corn expressing the Cry1F Bt protein. This protein was never perfect against western bean cutworm, but for at least a decade, brochures

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Texas Corn: Cry1F No Longer Effective Against Western Bean Cutworm

Texas Corn: Cry1F No Longer Effective Against Western Bean Cutworm

👤By Pat Porter, Kerry Siders, and Suhas Vyavhare, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 6, 2016

Western bean cutworm is a serious corn pest in the northern Texas Panhandle and occurs in lower numbers as far south as Hale County. Several years ago the insect underwent a major range expansion and is now the primary corn

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Crop Production: Is There Still Value in GM Crops?

Crop Production: Is There Still Value in GM Crops?

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 19, 2016

The day after the Bayer/Monsanto agreement was announced this week, The Wall Street Journal had an article entitled “Behind the Monsanto Deal, Doubts About the GMO Revolution” (subscription required or article can be purchased). The paragraph that best summarizes the

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Bt Resistance: Why We Can Expect More Going Forward

Bt Resistance: Why We Can Expect More Going Forward

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 12, 2016

2016 has been a challenging year for our Bt crops. Cotton bollworms did an unusually high amount of damage in many fields of Bt cotton, and corn earworms (which are bollworms by another name) caused a significant amount of damage

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