GMO Corn Keeps Pests From Its Unmodified Neighbors, Study Finds

🕔Mar 14, 2018Field corn, genetically modified to produce a toxin that kills its most persistent pest, also benefits nearby, unmodified crops vulnerable to the same pest, according to a study published today […]

Pennsylvania: What Pests are Overwintering in Your Field?

🕔Feb 9, 2018Although some pests migrate to Pennsylvania in the spring, some overwinter right here in Pennsylvania. Below are descriptions of some of the insect pests in field crops that overwinter in […]

Minnesota Corn: Skip Bt Traits? Weigh European Corn Borer Options

🕔Jan 4, 2018The economics of 2018 corn production challenge many farmers with minimizing losses per acre. One area some farmers have targeted for reducing costs is hybrid selection. Planting corn hybrids without Bacillus […]

Nebraska: Buying Seed for 2018 – Which Bt Traits Do You Really Need?

🕔Oct 17, 2017When 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 […]

Illinois: Insects to Keep Watch for in Your Fields

🕔Jul 3, 2017Japanese Beetles Japanese beetles are back. Reports statewide indicate Japanese beetles are here (and in some locations, in very high numbers.) With corn starting to tassel and getting close to […]

Minnesota: Assistance with European Corn Borer Survey Requested

🕔Jun 28, 2017Entomologists at the University of Minnesota continue to document and understand changes in European corn borer (ECB) populations in our state. Each fall, a number of corn fields are surveyed […]

Ohio Corn: 1st Generation of European Corn Borer in Non-Bt Fields

🕔Jun 27, 2017European corn borer (ECB) was once our most important corn insect, but its population has decreased over the past 20 years, likely due to Bt-corn that provides excellent protection. For […]

Corn Insect Bt Technologies Offer Cost Effective, Proactive Protection

🕔Jun 22, 2017Farmers looking for ways to bolster profit margins, including reducing input costs, often think about planting non-Bt corn. But there are strong reasons not to cut Bt trait technology. Not only are Bt technologies […]

Illinois Corn: What Insects Are Out in the Fields Right Now?

🕔Jun 12, 2017Just a quick overview of some insect issues presenting themselves recently. True Armyworm Lots of reports of armyworm being found in wheat and corn. With reports of wheat harvest starting/getting […]

Midwest Corn: Spensa and Spectrum Seed to Provide Near Real-Time Pest Data to Growers

🕔Mar 28, 2017Spensa Technologies Inc., a precision agriculture technology company, and Spectrum Seed, a premium, non-GMO seed company, announced a partnership Tuesday (March 28) that allows corn growers in the Midwest the […]

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