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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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Illinois: Insects to Keep Watch for in Your Fields

Illinois: Insects to Keep Watch for in Your Fields

👤By Kelly Estes, University of Illinois Extension 🕔Jul 3, 2017

Japanese Beetles Japanese beetles are back. Reports statewide indicate Japanese beetles are here (and in some locations, in very high numbers.) With corn starting to tassel and getting close to tassel, it’s important to remember, even though densities may appear

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Minnesota: Assistance with European Corn Borer Survey Requested

Minnesota: Assistance with European Corn Borer Survey Requested

👤By Bruce Potter, Ken Ostlie, and Bill Hutchison, University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 28, 2017

Entomologists at the University of Minnesota continue to document and understand changes in European corn borer (ECB) populations in our state. Each fall, a number of corn fields are surveyed for the presence of corn borer damage and overwintering corn

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Ohio Corn: 1st Generation of European Corn Borer in Non-Bt Fields

Ohio Corn: 1st Generation of European Corn Borer in Non-Bt Fields

👤By Andy Michel and Kelley Tilmon, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 27, 2017

European corn borer (ECB) was once our most important corn insect, but its population has decreased over the past 20 years, likely due to Bt-corn that provides excellent protection. For this and other various reasons, many farms have switched to

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Corn Insect Bt Technologies Offer Cost Effective, Proactive Protection

Corn Insect Bt Technologies Offer Cost Effective, Proactive Protection

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jun 22, 2017

Farmers looking for ways to bolster profit margins, including reducing input costs, often think about planting non-Bt corn. But there are strong reasons not to cut Bt trait technology. Not only are Bt technologies one of the best proactive ways to protect corn yield,

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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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Midwest Corn: Spensa and Spectrum Seed to Provide Near Real-Time Pest Data to Growers

Midwest Corn: Spensa and Spectrum Seed to Provide Near Real-Time Pest Data to Growers

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 28, 2017

Spensa Technologies Inc., a precision agriculture technology company, and Spectrum Seed, a premium, non-GMO seed company, announced a partnership Tuesday (March 28) that allows corn growers in the Midwest the ability to collect important pest population data for insects such

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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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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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