Cotton Bollworm Resistance to Bt on the Rise in China – New Study

🕔Oct 31, 2018Cotton, corn and soybeans have been genetically engineered to produce pest-killing proteins from the widespread soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt. Non-toxic to people and wildlife including bees, these environmentally friendly Bt […]

Mississippi Cotton, Soy: Bollworms – Resistance – Podcast

🕔Jul 16, 2018Dr. Bobby Golden, Extension rice and soil fertility agronomist, hosts MSU entomologists Dr. Angus Catchot, Dr. Don Cook and Dr. Jeff Gore to talk about bollworm management in cotton and […]

Southern Corn: Protect Bt Corn – Plant a Refuge if You’re Also Growing Cotton

🕔Jan 10, 2018Southern corn growers will pull their planters out of the shed and into the field in only a few short weeks. Bt corn will be planted on millions of acres […]

Pest Resistance to Biotech Crops Is Surging, According to New Research

🕔Oct 13, 2017In 2016, farmers worldwide planted more than 240 million acres (98 million hectares) of genetically modified corn, cotton and soybeans that produce insect-killing proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, or […]

Bt Resistance: Why We Can Expect More Going Forward

🕔Sep 12, 20162016 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 […]

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