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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?

πŸ‘€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

πŸ‘€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

πŸ‘€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 β€œsuperbugs” 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

πŸ‘€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

πŸ‘€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

πŸ‘€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?

πŸ‘€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?

πŸ‘€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

πŸ‘€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

πŸ‘€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.Β  Additionally, some people may be planting types of

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