Iowa Corn: Assessing Rootworm Activity Using Sticky Traps Jul 26, 2019

🕔Jul 26, 2019Western and northern corn rootworm are major corn pests in Iowa and surrounding states (Photos 1 and 2). Farmers have seen several management changes, including the release of four Bt-rootworm […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Will Cold Temps Affect Pests, Pathogens? Feb 11, 2019

🕔Feb 11, 2019Many in the Illinois agricultural community are wondering what effects the recent extreme cold might have on pests and pathogens. While it would be nice if the cold temperatures we are experiencing could […]

Illinois: Corn Rootworms – Amid Bt Resistance, What Control Options Work? Jan 30, 2019

🕔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 […]

Illinois Bt Corn: Rootworm Resistance? You Still Have Options Jan 21, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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 […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Biggest Pest Problem in 2018 Sep 18, 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 Panhandle: Corn Rootworm Show ‘Probable Resistance’ to Some Bt Aug 27, 2018

🕔Aug 27, 2018There were a crazy lot of western corn rootworm beetles emerging from continuous corn fields this summer in the Texas Panhandle, and with seed purchase decisions on the horizon it […]

Corn – Good News: Rootworm Trait Agreement; Corteva Agriscience and Monsanto – DTN May 18, 2018

🕔May 18, 2018Corteva Agriscience, the newly formed agriculture division of DowDuPont, will license two insect traits from Monsanto, an aboveground Bt protein stack and Corn Rootworm III, which contains an RNAi rootworm […]

Cover Crops: Mixed Blessing When it Comes to Insect Populations – DTN Apr 5, 2018

🕔Apr 5, 2018The cover crop fan club is bigger than you might realize. Some of the movement’s most ardent supporters are less than an inch long and boast six legs.  Insects love […]

Western Corn Rootworm: Scientists Move Closer to I.D. Resistant Gene Dec 11, 2017

🕔Dec 11, 2017Midwest farmers know all too well that Western corn rootworm populations have stopped responding to insecticides and the genetically modified corn hybrids designed to resist insect attacks. But, University of […]

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