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Corn: Handy Bt Trait Table for Updated for 2018

Corn: Handy Bt Trait Table for Updated for 2018

👤By Christina DiFonzo, Michigan State University Extension Entomologist 🕔Dec 14, 2017

I made some major changes to the Handy Bt Trait Table updated for 2018. To improve readability, trait packages are now alphabetized instead of grouped by seed company. Also, letter abbreviations for insect names and herbicides were replaced with simple “X’s.”

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Texas: Bt Corn Update, and New Bt Trait Table Published

Texas: Bt Corn Update, and New Bt Trait Table Published

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension Entomoligst 🕔Dec 11, 2017

As final seed purchases are being made in the Texas Panhandle, here is a brief update on the status of Bt corn. But before your eyes glaze over from the discussion below of new Bts and resistance to older Bts,

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Texas Corn, Cotton: Southern Bt Crops – Getting Boxed In

Texas Corn, Cotton: Southern Bt Crops – Getting Boxed In

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension Entomoligst 🕔Oct 27, 2017

Insects have developed resistance to the older Bt toxins in cotton and corn on a local or regional scale. A quick look at the situation in the southern U.S.A. finds that in the last two years, resistance has been documented

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Nebraska: Buying Seed for 2018 – Which Bt Traits Do You Really Need?

Nebraska: Buying Seed for 2018 – Which Bt Traits Do You Really Need?

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Oct 17, 2017

When it comes to buying corn seed, one way to save money is to ensure you are not investing in GMO insect protection traits you do not need for your particular farm or field. Traited corn has been genetically modified

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Pest Resistance to Biotech Crops Is Surging, According to New Research

Pest Resistance to Biotech Crops Is Surging, According to New Research

👤From University of Arizona 🕔Oct 13, 2017

In 2016, farmers worldwide planted more than 240 million acres (98 million hectares) of genetically modified corn, cotton and soybeans that produce insect-killing proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt. These Bt proteins kill some voracious caterpillar and beetle

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Indiana: Bt Crop Resistance is Expected – Steps to Limit Your Risk – Video

Indiana: Bt Crop Resistance is Expected – Steps to Limit Your Risk – Video

👤By Christian Krupke, Purdue University Entomologist 🕔Sep 8, 2017

Recent reports of resistance to Bt crops in the western corn rootworm, western bean cutworm and other pests have raised fears of “superbugs” that cannot be killed using our established arsenal of Bt hybrids and traits. In fact, resistance is

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Warning: Western Corn Rootworms Had an Easy Winter – DTN

Warning: Western Corn Rootworms Had an Easy Winter – DTN

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

After a tough couple of seasons, western corn rootworm populations are heading into the spring with high hopes. “It’s a rebuilding year for Team Rootworm,” said Joe Spencer, an entomologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey. Heavy rains decimated rootworm

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Delaware Corn: Know Your Bt Traits

Delaware Corn: Know Your Bt Traits

👤By Bill Cissel, University of Delaware 🕔Apr 7, 2017

Don’t get caught with you plants down! With so many corn hybrids containing one or more Bt traits for insect control, it’s easy to get confused about the spectrum of control they provide. Different Bt traits and packages provide varying

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Bt Crops: ‘Refuge’ Planting Slows Resistance, Study Aims to Encourage Compliance

Bt Crops: ‘Refuge’ Planting Slows Resistance, Study Aims to Encourage Compliance

👤From North Carolina State University 🕔Apr 3, 2017

A new study from North Carolina State University finds a significant shortfall in the amount of “refuge” cropland being planted in North Carolina — likely increasing the rate at which crop pests will evolve the ability to safely devour genetically

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Nebraska: Which Bt Traits Do you Need?

Nebraska: Which Bt Traits Do you Need?

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Mar 27, 2017

When it comes to buying corn seed, one way to save money is to ensure that you are not investing in GMO insect protection traits that you do not need for your particular farm or field. Traited corn has been

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