Insecticide Resistance: Pyrethroids Up for EPA Review – DTN Feb 13, 2017

🕔Feb 13, 2017Pyrethroids are up for registration review by the EPA, and the agency’s most recent risk assessment of this group of insecticides has some industry players concerned.   The EPA’s preliminary […]

Bt Insect Resistance: EPA is Getting Plenty of Heat – DTN Jun 2, 2016

🕔Jun 2, 2016The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report on June 1 demanding that the EPA improve how Bt insect resistance is detected, confirmed, monitored and controlled. EPA agreed […]

Iowa Corn: 6 Guidelines for Monitoring Rootworm Jun 2, 2016

🕔Jun 2, 2016Western 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 […]

Nebraska: Weed, Insect Resistance Workshop Set Feb. 3 in Fremont Jan 22, 2015

🕔Jan 22, 2015Nebraska Extension will host a Weed and Insect Resistance Workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the First State Bank and Trust Company meeting room in Fremont. This workshop is for […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Resistant Rootworm Finds Home in State Aug 12, 2014

🕔Aug 12, 2014For the past few years, folks in Pennsylvania have heard reports from midwestern states of continuous corn growers struggling to control populations of western corn rootworms that developed resistance to […]

Illinois Corn: Western Corn Rootworm Emergence Under Way Jun 30, 2014

🕔Jun 30, 2014Joe Spencer, Associate Research Professor, Illinois Natural History Survey, indicates that his research crew observed a male western corn rootworm adult in his plots northeast of Urbana on June 26. […]

Illinois: Western Corn Rootworm Resistance Confirmed in 3 More Counties Apr 7, 2014

🕔Apr 7, 2014With the addition of three more counties, a total of five Illinois counties have now reported confirmed cases of field-evolved resistance to Bt corn (Cry3Bb1 protein) by western corn rootworm, […]

Keith Good: Corn Futures Rising on USDA Forecast, Weather Concerns Apr 2, 2014

🕔Apr 2, 2014Agricultural Economy- Rural America Tony C. Dreibus reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “Corn futures jumped to a fresh seven-month high as a U.S. government forecast for lower planting this spring […]

Illinois: Western Corn Rootworm Egg Survival and Winter of 2013-14 Mar 19, 2014

🕔Mar 19, 2014The winter of 2013-14 will long be remembered as one of the snowiest and coldest since the late 1970s for many midwestern states. Not surprisingly,  many questions have surfaced regarding […]

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