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New Approaches for Staving Off More Corn Rootworm Resistance

To preserve the future viability of Bt corn, no-tillers should consider rotating traits and crops and consider working non-GMO corn into their fields.

It Was About 6 years ago when the first cracks in the armor — in this case, Bt corn — were discovered in Iowa. And today, the threat of Bt resistance in corn hasn’t really lessened, as it’s been detected in many other areas of Iowa and several other Midwestern states, particularly in the western corn belt.

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NNTC 2015 Speaker Presentation

Preparing For New Approaches To Battle Corn Rootworm - Christian Krupke - NNTC 2015 Presentation - MP3 Download


While Bt hybrids have been highly effective managing Western corn rootworm for the past decade, resistance has developed within pockets of the Corn Belt. Christian Krupke says no-tillers can learn valuable lessons from patterns and trends linking these resistance hot spots in an effort to prolong this helpful technology.


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