Latest Western corn rootworm Stories
Corn that contains proteins that protect it from insect damage has been grown in the U.S. since the mid-1990s.
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.
To slow resistance of western corn rootworm beetles to genetically protected crops, much larger 'refuge' acreages of conventional crops have to be planted, 2 experts warn in a paper published in the Journal of Economic Ecology
The corn rootworm is threatening to become agriculture’s worst nightmare as biotech corn is continually losing its resistance to the damaging pests.
Scientists have developed Bt toxins for the management of Bt resistance in European corn borer and other crop pests.
Transgenic corn's suppression of the European corn borer has saved Midwest farmers billions of dollars in the past decade, reports a new study in Science.
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