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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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Weeds: Leaving Some in the Field Can Attract Beneficial Insets – Study

Weeds: Leaving Some in the Field Can Attract Beneficial Insets – Study

👤From a Press Release 🕔Nov 21, 2016

Farmers looking to reduce reliance on pesticides, herbicides and other pest management tools may want to heed the advice of Cornell agricultural scientists: Let nature be nature – to a degree. “Managing crop pests without fully understanding the impacts of

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Illinois Corn: Which Caterpillar is Damaging Your Ears?

Illinois Corn: Which Caterpillar is Damaging Your Ears?

👤By Kelly Estes, University of Illinois 🕔Sep 19, 2016

Damaged ear tips, missing kernels, and fungal pathogens are all being reported. Several insect pests in Illinois could be the culprit. Corn earworm, fall armyworm, European corn borer, and western bean cutworm are pests of Illinois cornfields. Their larvae all

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Michigan Corn: Check for Western Bean Cutworm Damage Before Harvest

Michigan Corn: Check for Western Bean Cutworm Damage Before Harvest

👤By Christina DiFonzo, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Aug 26, 2016

A lot of western bean cutworm damage is being found in central and southern Michigan, in both non-Bt and Bt corn (including Cry1F). I would appreciate any observations on percent infested ears by hybrid, especially feedback on Bt hybrids with

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Corn: Dow Announces PowerCore Trait Technology for Insect Control

Corn: Dow Announces PowerCore Trait Technology for Insect Control

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jun 30, 2016

Dow AgroSciences announces the U.S. commercial launch of PowerCore trait technology, new insect trait technology from Dow AgroSciences that protects corn plants from yield-robbing, above-ground insects. PowerCore will be offered initially in hybrids from five seed brands. PowerCore trait technology

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Corn: Identifying European Corn Borer May be Easier with New Technique

Corn: Identifying European Corn Borer May be Easier with New Technique

👤From Entomological Society of America 🕔Oct 27, 2015

Farmers who need to control the destructive European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) may soon be able to distinguish it from look-alike species by simply scanning an image of its wing into a computer and pecking a few keys. A technique

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Bats: How these Nighttime Heroes Save $1 Billion in Crop Damage a Year

Bats: How these Nighttime Heroes Save $1 Billion in Crop Damage a Year

👤By John Tooker, Penn State Extension 🕔Sep 30, 2015

I happen to be a strong believer in the value of diversity for crop production, and talk about this issue regularly at farmer events. Research has clearly demonstrated that cropping areas that have higher levels of plant species diversity and

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Illinois: European Corn Borer Populations Down, According to Survey

Illinois: European Corn Borer Populations Down, According to Survey

👤By Stephanie Henry, University of Illinois 🕔Jul 14, 2015

A recent survey taken throughout the state by the University of Illinois Extension shows that the European corn borer population is down in Illinois. The recent work is part of an ongoing U of I Extension integrated pest management program

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Tennessee: Insects – Cold Weather Effects on Pest Populations

🕔Apr 6, 2015

Not all insect pests are equally affected by weather. Some are very tolerant of the cold while others take a hit during a hard winter.

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