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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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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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Fighting Corn Rootworm with Natural Predators Just Might Work – DTN

Fighting Corn Rootworm with Natural Predators Just Might Work – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 25, 2016

A handful of scientists believe better corn rootworm control is closer than we think — specifically, just under our feet. Your average cornfield hosts an impressive array of life. Microbes, bacteria, fungi, nematodes and insect predators like spiders, mites and

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Lorsban – Chlorpyrifos: Federal Court to EPA – Get Your Act Together – DTN

Lorsban – Chlorpyrifos: Federal Court to EPA – Get Your Act Together – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 19, 2016

The EPA must take action on its proposed ban on pesticides containing chlorpyrifos by March 31, 2017, a federal court has ruled. In a final order issued Aug. 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San

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Corn Tip-Back Worries: Does Kernel Loss Mean Yield Loss? – DTN

Corn Tip-Back Worries: Does Kernel Loss Mean Yield Loss? – DTN

👤By Dan Davidson, DTN Contributing Agronomist 🕔Aug 11, 2016

The dog days of August are upon us and that typically brings on tip-back worries, especially if conditions have turned hot and dry. The missing kernels can be aborted kernels — ones that were fertilized but stopped developing — or

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Michigan Corn: Western Bean Cutworm and Corn Rootworm Populations Increasing

Michigan Corn: Western Bean Cutworm and Corn Rootworm Populations Increasing

👤By Christina DiFonzo, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Entomology 🕔Jul 25, 2016

My phone has been ringing with multiple reports from specific areas with large populations of western bean cutworm and corn rootworm in corn. I’m not saying populations are like this across Michigan, just giving fair warning. Also, I appreciate hearing about

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