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Iowa: Corn Rootworm Egg Hatch Peaking Around the State

Iowa: Corn Rootworm Egg Hatch Peaking Around the State

👤By Erin Hodgson, Iowa State University 🕔Jun 13, 2017

Corn rootworm egg hatch in Iowa typically occurs from late May to the middle of June, with an average peak hatching date of June 6 in central Iowa. In 2017, the average hatching date will be about the same time

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Illinois Corn: What Insects Are Out in the Fields Right Now?

Illinois Corn: What Insects Are Out in the Fields Right Now?

👤By Kelly Estes and Kaela Miller, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 12, 2017

Just a quick overview of some insect issues presenting themselves recently. True Armyworm Lots of reports of armyworm being found in wheat and corn. With reports of wheat harvest starting/getting close, reports of armyworm in corn seem to be taking

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EPA Denied Ban on Chlorpyrifos, Congressional Members Ask Why – DTN

EPA Denied Ban on Chlorpyrifos, Congressional Members Ask Why – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔May 1, 2017

Two Democratic members of Congress want the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general to investigate Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to reject a petition to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, in a letter sent to the OIG on Thursday.   Sen. Elizabeth

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EPA Challenged Over Refusal to Ban Chlorpyrifos Insecticide – DTN

EPA Challenged Over Refusal to Ban Chlorpyrifos Insecticide – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 7, 2017

Three environmental groups have asked a federal appeals court to force the EPA to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, one week after the agency denied a petition to do so.   EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced March 30 that the agency

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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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Corn Insect Control: Dow’s PowerCore and SmartStax Offer More Choices

Corn Insect Control: Dow’s PowerCore and SmartStax Offer More Choices

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 2, 2017

Corn growers make big decisions that impact yield and profitability long before planters roll into spring fields. Selecting the right insect trait technology is one of those choices, and growers now have an opportunity to take a more prescriptive approach

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Minnesota: Insect Management Workshop, Lamberton, Feb. 28

Minnesota: Insect Management Workshop, Lamberton, Feb. 28

👤By Phyllis Bongard, University of Minnesota 🕔Feb 14, 2017

Corn and soybean growers, and those who advise them, often have insect management questions for which the correct answer is, “It depends.” Insecticide resistant populations increase the difficulty of soybean aphid management decisions. Which insecticide group should be used? What

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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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Corn Rootworm: DuPont Scientists Demonstrate Future Potential of Control Traits

👤From a Press Release 🕔Sep 22, 2016

DuPont Pioneer researchers have discovered a protein from a non-Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) bacterium source that exhibits promise as an alternative means for controlling corn rootworm in North America and Europe. Science Magazine published the finding this week. “This research represents

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