Texas Panhandle: Corn Rootworm Show ‘Probable Resistance’ to Some Bt Aug 27, 2018

🕔Aug 27, 2018
There 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, 2018
Corteva 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, 2018
The 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, 2017
Midwest 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 […]

Texas: Bt Corn Update, and New Bt Trait Table Published Dec 11, 2017

🕔Dec 11, 2017
As final seed purchases are being made in the Texas Panhandle, here is a brief update on the status of Bt corn. But before your eyes glaze over from the […]

Indiana: Bt Crop Resistance is Expected – Steps to Limit Your Risk – Video Sep 8, 2017

🕔Sep 8, 2017
Recent reports of resistance to Bt crops in the western corn rootworm, western bean cutworm and other pests have raised fears of “superbugs” that cannot be killed using our established […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Increased Insect Densities Reflected in Annual Survey Aug 29, 2017

🕔Aug 29, 2017
Thirty-six counties representing the nine crop reporting districts were surveyed at the end of July/beginning of August as part of our annual statewide corn and soybean survey. The surveys were […]

Ohio Corn: Watch for Silk Clipping by Beetles Jul 18, 2017

🕔Jul 18, 2017
We have received many reports of Japanese beetles and other defoliators munching on soybean over the past few weeks with some reaching economic levels of defoliation. Like a few other […]

Western Corn Rootworm: Syngenta’s Agrisure Duracade Gets China’s Approval – DTN Jul 18, 2017

🕔Jul 18, 2017
Syngenta’s rootworm trait, Agrisure Duracade, is one step closer to full commercialization after receiving import approval from China Monday morning.   However, the trait is still awaiting approval from the […]

Nebraska: Western Corn Rootworm Beetles Emerging Jul 3, 2017

🕔Jul 3, 2017
Western corn rootworm beetles began emerging in southeast and south central Nebraska this week. Beetles typically emerge somewhat later in northeastern and western Nebraska. Beetles emerging before silk emergence may […]

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