Minnesota: Reducing Bt-Trait Acres in 2021 Corn Production? Implications for European Corn Borer Jan 15, 2021

🕔Jan 15, 2021
The recent economics of corn production have challenged many farmers to minimize production costs. Hybrid selection is one way to reduce costs. Planting corn hybrids without Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) proteins […]

North Carolina Corn: Non-Bt Hybrid Yield Trial 2020 Results Oct 2, 2020

🕔Oct 2, 2020
All growers who plant Bt corn in North Carolina are required by law to plant non-Bt corn (refuge). Details are specified on the bag tag, but non-Bt corn must represent […]

Bt Corn: Phaseout of Most Hybrids Proposed Oct 1, 2020

🕔Oct 1, 2020
My recent post discussed the proposal by EPA to drastically change the resistance management regulations around Bt corn and cotton. You can submit a comment here before November 9th. The proposal is hard to find […]

Bt on the Chopping Block – EPA Plans Variety Phase Out – DTN Oct 1, 2020

🕔Oct 1, 2020
In an effort to stave off above-ground insect resistance, the EPA is proposing phasing out many current Bt corn hybrids, as well as some Bt cotton varieties, in the next […]

Bt Corn: Tighter EPA Regulations Are Pending Sep 11, 2020

🕔Sep 11, 2020
This week the EPA released a draft plan that essentially overhauls many of the regulations around insect resistance management (IRM) in Bt crops grown in the “cotton belt”. There are […]

Corn: Handy Bt Trait Table Updated for 2020 Feb 21, 2020

🕔Feb 21, 2020
The Handy Bt Trait Table for U.S. Corn Production has been updated as of February 2020. Bookmark the Handy Bt Trait Table website and you will always reach the latest version of the table. […]

Corn: Know What You’re Buying in Your Hybrids – Handy Bt Trait Table Updated Feb 7, 2020

🕔Feb 7, 2020
The 2020 version of the Handy Bt Trait Table has just been published. This two-page quick reference guide lists the Bt and herbicide packages in all US field corn in […]

Minnesota Corn: European Corn Borer – Implications of Reducing Bt Acres Nov 26, 2019

🕔Nov 26, 2019
The economics of 2019-2020 corn production has challenged many farmers to minimize production costs. Hybrid selection is one way to reduce costs. Planting corn hybrids without Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) proteins […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Which Bt Traits Are Right for Your Operation? Sep 27, 2019

🕔Sep 27, 2019
Now that we have entered autumn, many farmers are starting to think about buying corn seed for 2020. This is the perfect time to reflect upon the value of the […]

Texas Corn: Sorting Through Rootworm Beetle Bt Efficacy Differences Sep 2, 2019

🕔Sep 2, 2019
Last year we had huge numbers of corn rootworm beetles in corn around Hart in early July, and I wrote at the time that they were “probably resistant” to the mCry3a rootworm […]

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