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Bt Trait Reference Updated

Michigan State University field crops entomologist Chris DiFonzo and University of Wisconsin entomologist Eileen Cullen recently updated and published their “Handy Bt Trait Table.� This great reference provides information for transgenic hybrids on the types of Bt proteins expressed, insects controlled, herbicide tolerance and refuge requirements for selected traits.
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Encouraging Good Insects And Limiting The Bad Ones

No-till and biodiversity can preserve beneficial insect populations that naturally control crop pests, and possibly reduce insecticide usage, says a USDA expert.
The prevalent attitude that the only good bug is a dead bug is leading agriculture down a perilous road, says Jonathan Lundgren, an entomologist at the USDA-ARS laboratory in Brookings, S.D.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Efficient Fertility, Cover Crops Set The Table For A Life Of No-Till

Cover crops, specialty products and strategic fertilizer placement provide a yield boost for veteran Pennsylvania no-tiller H. Grant Troop.
I now know that what I was calling no-till in the early 1970s wasn’t what many would classify as no-till, but my farming operation now certainly fits the definition. Only the coulters on my no-till planter and drill crack the surface of my fields today.
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Improved, Simplified Insect Protection Tools Coming Soon To A No-Till Field

Several seed and crop protection companies to expand, strengthen yield protection of corn through new traits and technologies.
In-plant insect protection has long been helping corn producers sleep better at night — comfortable in the knowledge that their fields are safe from at least some of the yield-robbing threats they face.
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