Midwest Corn: New Rootworm Trait Debuts – DTN Sep 30, 2021

🕔Sep 30, 2021
For the first time in many years, corn growers will have a new rootworm mode of action available to them next spring — a novel trait found in Bayer’s SmartStax […]

Volunteer Corn Attracts Corn Rootworms – DTN Sep 30, 2021

🕔Sep 30, 2021
Potential yield loss from volunteer corn this year isn’t the only worry for farmers hit by the 2020 Midwest derecho. Heavier corn rootworm pressure in 2022 could also be a […]

Corn Rootworm: New Website Helps Growers Track This Pest – DTN Jun 25, 2021

🕔Jun 25, 2021
Knowing your rootworm risk level is about to get easier. A new website launched Thursday, Corn Rootworm IPM, which includes an interactive map of rootworm sticky trap results, for both […]

Indiana Corn: Switching To Hybrids Without Rootworm Protection For Late Planted Crops? Jun 9, 2021

🕔Jun 9, 2021
In some parts of the state, delayed planting – or re-planting – of corn is a reality. Some producers may be attempting to switch to shorter day hybrids, including some […]

Corn Rootworm Control with Friendly Nematodes, Online Presentation Feb. 18 Feb 3, 2021

🕔Feb 3, 2021
Texas A&M Extension Entomology has been conducting a joint research project with Dr. Elson Shields from Cornell University for the last four years. We have shown that persistent, insect-killing nematodes […]

Minnesota Extension Requests Volunteers to Participate in Insect Trapping Networks Feb 1, 2021

🕔Feb 1, 2021
For the past few years, Minnesota farm families and their checkoff investment have helped support insect trapping networks in Minnesota for several corn insect pests. We would like to continue […]

Corn Belt: Rootworm Populations on the Rise with Heavy Bt Resistance – DTN Oct 15, 2020

🕔Oct 15, 2020
After several years of low corn rootworm populations, the “billion-dollar bug” is catching eyes again in the Corn Belt. Populations of both western and northern corn rootworm are rebounding after […]

Illinois: Assessing Corn Rootworm Damage – Now is the Time Aug 19, 2020

🕔Aug 19, 2020
Corn rootworm activity, in general, appears higher in much of Illinois than it has been for the last several years. Along with higher activity, resistance to Bt traits in western […]

Indiana Corn: Scout Pollen Heavy Areas for Rootworm Beetles Jul 31, 2020

🕔Jul 31, 2020
Much of the corn has pollinated throughout the state, but there are the late-planted fields that have yet to do so. Those are the fields that potentially act as a […]

Nebraska Corn: Scout for Rootworm Beetles to Assess Risk of Future Damage Jul 20, 2020

🕔Jul 20, 2020
Western corn rootworm beetles began emerging in late June-early July in southeastern and south central Nebraska. Beetle emergence will be somewhat later in northeastern and western Nebraska. These beetles can […]

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