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Think Twice Before Applying Insecticides To Bt Corn Varieties

For folks growing continuous corn, western corn rootworm is a serious pest that needs regular attention. Most growers in Pennsylvania seem to be aware of the ongoing struggle in the Midwest with populations of western corn rootworm that are resistant to some varieties of Bt corn.
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Mutant Corn Could Yield New Ways To Curb Rootworm

Purdue and University of Illinois researchers have discovered a novel corn mutant whose leaves are highly susceptible to attack by Western corn rootworm beetles, a pest that feeds primarily on corn silks and pollen.
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Iowa Farmer Perception of Corn Rootworm Resistance

Every year Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach provides private pesticide applicator training covering a variety of pesticide safety and pest management issues. In response to reported incidences of Bt-resistant corn rootworm, a series of remote "clicker" questions were developed to survey current corn rootworm management practices and assess the degree to which farmers perceived resistance in 2012.
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