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2014-09-12 12:22:13

- "Right to Grow" program offers U.S. farmers corn rootworm control and a stewardship premium for Agrisure Duracade corn planted in 2015 MINNETONKA, Minn., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta announced today that it has renewed and enhanced its program with Gavilon Grain, LLC, to provide grain marketing opportunities for U.S. farmers who plant Agrisure Duracade(TM) in 2015. Agrisure Duracade is Syngenta's cutting-edge corn rootworm (CRW) control technology approved in the U.S....

2014-02-20 12:23:17

- Agrisure Duracade(TM) introductory launch program "Right to Grow" offers farmers step-change in corn rootworm control and 2014 grain marketing options MINNETONKA, Minn., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta announced today an agreement with Gavilon Grain, LLC that provides grain marketing opportunities for farmers who choose to plant Agrisure Duracade, the cutting-edge corn rootworm (CRW) control technology that has been approved in the U.S. For farmers participating in the...

2013-11-26 16:35:13

Corn that contains proteins that protect it from insect damage has been grown in the U.S. since the mid-1990s. Known as Bt corn, because the proteins are derived from a bacterium called Bacillus thuringiensis, these plants have been widely grown by farmers. While Bt corn has been highly effective against the European corn borer, it has been less so against the western corn rootworm, which has been documented to show resistance to the Bt proteins. In a new article in the Journal of...

How Western Corn Rootworm Resists Crop Rotation
2012-07-19 08:40:51

A new study answers a question that has baffled researchers for more than 15 years: How does the western corn rootworm — an insect that thrives on corn but dies on soybeans — persist in fields that alternate between corn and soybeans? The answer, researchers say, has to do with enzyme production in the rootworm gut. Their findings are described in a paper in Ecology and Evolution. Crop rotation declined in the middle of the 20th century as the use of insecticides and...

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2012-03-12 10:26:26

The corn rootworm -- one of the most economically destructive insects of maize in the United States -- is threatening to become agriculture´s worst nightmare as biotech corn is continually losing its resistance to the damaging pests. The problem is so severe that a group of scientists wrote a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warning that action needs to be taken to rid agriculture of the devastating insects. The problem was first made aware of last year, when...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'