Texas Cotton, Corn: Bollworms, Bt Resistance, and Field Scouting

🕔Aug 27, 2019Transgenic crops are an ever-evolving technology dealing with pests in the corn, cotton and sorghum fields in Hale and Swisher counties of Texas. Farmers began relying upon these technologies in […]

Michigan Corn: Identifying Late-Season Caterpillars Feeding

🕔Aug 16, 2019In the last two weeks, I’ve had many calls, texts and pictures of caterpillars in corn ears (hey, at least some fields have ears). It is important to correctly identify […]

Bt Resistant Corn Borer on the Rise, Single Trait Hybrids at Risk – DTN

🕔May 17, 2019Scientists have found populations of European corn borer in Canada that are fully resistant to the Bt trait Cry1F, sold under the brand name Herculex I. So far, the discoveries […]

Texas: Bollworm Resistance to Bt Crops – What to Do?

🕔Mar 19, 2019Cotton and corn are major cash crops in Texas with a market value of over 3 million dollars combined in 2016. With this much money at stake, producers are looking […]

Arkansas: Conventional Corn Resurgence; Bt Cotton and Bollworms

🕔Feb 15, 2019Beyond the perennial threats of pigweed and plant bugs, many Arkansas growers may face new twists on old adversaries in 2019. Non-GMO corn and borers As conventional corn acres in […]

Texas: Concho Valley Cotton Conference, Growers Association Meeting, San Angelo, Feb. 26

🕔Feb 12, 2019The 2019 Concho Valley Cotton Conference and the Southern Rolling Plains Cotton Growers Association annual meeting will be held Feb. 26 at McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive, San […]

Illinois: Corn Rootworms – Amid Bt Resistance, What Control Options Work?

🕔Jan 30, 2019Producers across east-central Illinois have enjoyed low western corn rootworm pressure for several years, due to a combination of saturating rains during rootworm egg hatch and widespread use of Bt […]

Tennessee Bt Corn: Resistance and Variety Selection – Podcast

🕔Jan 22, 2019After a brief hiatus, the Call of the Week podcast is back. This week’s episode features Dr. Scott Stewart discussing Bt traits, resistance and variety selection.

Illinois Bt Corn: Rootworm Resistance? You Still Have Options

🕔Jan 21, 2019The development of resistance to Bt Cry toxins by the western corn rootworm is a growing concern, highlighted by the recent confirmation of field-evolved resistance to Cry34/35Ab1 in Iowa. Across […]

Weeds: Resistance Management Webinar Series Starts in January

🕔Jan 4, 2019Managing resistant pests is an increasing issue throughout crop production in Nebraska and the entire U.S. Staying updated on current strategies to manage resistant pests is critical. This winter a […]

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