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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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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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