corn rootworm

FMC: Confronting corn rootworm takes multi-point strategy

· August 29, 2018

For farmers who grow continuous corn, corn rootworm is a pest that growers must deal with on an annual basis. And over the decades, growers have learned you can’t really rely on one single tactic. “We had the insecticides we developed in the 70s and 80s that were very effective, but we learned over time […]

Corteva Agriscience, Monsanto collaborate on corn rootworm

· May 17, 2018

Corteva Agriscience and Monsanto have completed a licensing agreement for a next-generation technology that will help farmers fighting corn rootworm, aka the “billion dollar bug.” Corteva Agriscience will receive a license to stack Monsanto’s Corn Rootworm III and MON89034 traits with Corteva Agriscience’s insect control traits. This agreement enables the development of the next generation […]

FMC offers new option for corn rootworm beetle control

· December 1, 2017

Post-harvest is a great time to review, specifically your corn rootworm control plan. Was your 2017 strategy a win-win or a complete fail? We had the opportunity to catch up with Tom Koranek, Great Plains Business Manager, FMC, on a new product the company is registering for corn rootworm control,  Steward EC. Koraneck said the […]

DuPont Pioneer R&D find alternative to BT

· September 26, 2016

Is BT not performing in your fields?  DuPont Pioneer researchers may have just found an alternative protein for controlling corn rootworm. A protein from a non-Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) bacterium source shows promise as an alternative means for controlling corn rootworm in North America and Europe. Science magazine published the finding this week. “This research represents […]

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