Iowa: Corn Rootworm Egg Hatch Getting a Late Start Jun 12, 2020

🕔Jun 12, 2020
Corn rootworm egg hatch in Iowa occurs from late May to the middle of June, with an average peak hatching date of June 6 in central Iowa. In 2020, the […]

Enlist Acres: Cotton Triples; Corn Broadens, ‘Don’t Cut Corners’ – DTN May 24, 2018

🕔May 24, 2018
The Enlist weed control system is expanding this year, and with it, the need to be diligent about label compliance.   “We had such a good year last year, so let’s […]

Illinois Corn: Rootworms Light, But Don’t Rule Them Out Next Year – DTN Sep 17, 2015

🕔Sep 17, 2015
Dave Shenaut has learned never to underestimate the western corn rootworm (WCR). The early rains that plagued most of the Midwest this summer should have washed away most of the […]

Beetles, Aphids, Rootworms Taking Hold Despite Soggy Fields – DTN Jul 20, 2015

🕔Jul 20, 2015
Wet weather has allowed crop diseases to thrive so far this summer and overshadow the work of their pest co-conspirators, insects. However, a few hardy bug species have risen to […]

Ohio Corn: Better Time Than Ever to Check for Rootworm Damage Jul 7, 2015

🕔Jul 7, 2015
The good news with all the rain is that it likely caused substantial mortality in corn rootworm larvae. However, growers should still be mindful of our most important corn insect. […]

Illinois Corn: Rootworm Emergence Just Around the Corner Jun 24, 2015

🕔Jun 24, 2015
Joe Spencer, an entomologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey, observed 2nd and 3rd instar corn rootworm larvae earlier today (June 23) in his research plots located north of Urbana, […]

Rotation-Resistant Rootworms Have the Guts to Survive Jun 10, 2015

🕔Jun 10, 2015
After decades of effort, scientists are finally figuring out how insects develop resistance to environmentally friendly farming practices – such as crop rotation – that are designed to kill them. […]

Corn: Monsanto Rootworm Trait Takes Step Toward Commercialization – DNT Jun 1, 2015

🕔Jun 1, 2015
A novel rootworm control trait from Monsanto, which uses RNA-interference technology, took a public step toward commercialization when the USDA posted its preliminary risk assessments for comment on June 1. […]

Corn: Bt Growers React to EPA Rootworm Management Proposal – DTN May 20, 2015

🕔May 20, 2015
Nestled below the soil, western corn rootworm eggs across the Midwest are mere weeks away from hatching, oblivious to the stir they are creating aboveground this spring. A month has […]

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