Technology editor Noah Newman catches up with Ann Marie Journey for a preview of her 2024 National Strip-Tillage Conference presentation, “How to Make Your Operation More Rootworm-Resilient.”

“Ann Marie Journey presented at our field day, and in 10 minutes she taught us more about corn rootworm than any retailer has ever taught us in our life,” says Jon Stevens, Rock Creek, Minn., strip-tiller. Journey, an independent soil, wetland and stream health evaluator and founder of EntoVentures LLC, will bring her wealth of knowledge about the “billion-dollar bug” to the 2024 National Strip-Tillage Conference, Aug. 8-9, in Madison, Wis. Head to to download the program and/or register for the conference.

Journey, who conducted extensive research on corn rootworm, insecticides and herbicide-tolerant and rootworm-resistant corn at the Univ. of Minnesota, will share critical information strip-tillers should know about corn rootworm, and ideas that could make your operation more rootworm-resilient.