Nebraska Corn: Which Bt Traits Do You Need to Buy?

🕔Nov 20, 2018When 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 […]

Texas Bt Corn: Resistance in Rootworms – What Can You Do?

🕔Nov 19, 2018The August 25th edition of this newsletter discussed how our mCry3a Bt corn was no longer able to control western corn rootworm in an area from Hart, Texas, north to the […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Biggest Pest Problem in 2018

🕔Sep 18, 2018As field and research season winds down, we’re able to finish collecting and summarizing data. One of our biggest summer projects is the annual corn and soybean survey. While some […]

Texas Corn: Bt Toxin and Corn Rootworm Resistance – Diminished Value is Still Value

🕔Sep 8, 2018We are entering a time when insects have become resistant to many of the Bt toxins in our GMO corn and cotton. This is the first in a series of […]

Texas: Bt (GM) Crop Resistance – Corn Rootworm, Corn Earworm, Cotton Bollworm

🕔Sep 6, 2018It has been quite a challenging summer with our Bt crops on the Texas High Plains.  This year we have seen huge numbers of corn rootworms emerging from many fields […]

Texas Plains Crops: Drought Taking Toll on Plants and Pests

🕔Jul 24, 2018General Status The persistent drought conditions are taking their toll. Most dryland fields are already few and far between but the areas within Hale, Swisher, and Floyd that have received […]

Minnesota: Corn Rootworm Emergence About to Rocket

🕔Jul 2, 2018Corn rootworm emergence typically begins in the days following July 4th. Based on predictive degree-day models and confirmed with flotation of rootworms from dug plants, 2018 will follow this pattern […]

Indiana Corn: Rootworms Still a Threat – One Grower Finds Out the Hard Way

🕔Jul 2, 2018This past week we learned of a producer in a northwestern Indiana county that gambled by not protecting his continuous-corn from rootworm. It was a “money saving” decision, as traited […]

Minnesota Corn: Rootworms – Activity, Bt Resistance – Podcast

🕔Jun 8, 2018Our guest this week is Dr. Ken Ostlie, University of Minnesota Extension Entomologist, and Professor in the Dept. of Entomology, UMN. Ken’s primary research and extension responsibilities include corn insect […]

Iowa: Corn Rootworm Egg Hatch Peaks Ahead of Normal

🕔May 30, 2018Corn rootworm egg hatch in Iowa typically occurs from late May to the middle of June, with an average peak hatching date of June 6 in central Iowa. In 2018, […]

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