Nebraska: Scout for Corn Rootworm Beetles to Assess Potential Risk of Future Damage Jul 26, 2022

    🕔Jul 26, 2022
    Western corn rootworm beetles began emerging in late June-early July in southeastern and southcentral Nebraska. Beetle emergence was somewhat later in northeastern and western Nebraska. These beetles can cause potential injury from silk […]

    Minnesota: Extension Soliciting Cooperators for 2022 Corn Rootworm Trapping Project May 27, 2022

    🕔May 27, 2022
    2021 saw root injury and lodging caused by the feeding of corn rootworm larvae in many Minnesota fields. The resulting rootworm beetle populations were also high. Western corn rootworm populations […]

    Midwest Corn: New Rootworm Trait Debuts – DTN Sep 30, 2021

    🕔Sep 30, 2021
    For the first time in many years, corn growers will have a new rootworm mode of action available to them next spring — a novel trait found in Bayer’s SmartStax […]

    Volunteer Corn Attracts Corn Rootworms – DTN Sep 30, 2021

    🕔Sep 30, 2021
    Potential yield loss from volunteer corn this year isn’t the only worry for farmers hit by the 2020 Midwest derecho. Heavier corn rootworm pressure in 2022 could also be a […]

    Corn Rootworm: New Website Helps Growers Track This Pest – DTN Jun 25, 2021

    🕔Jun 25, 2021
    Knowing your rootworm risk level is about to get easier. A new website launched Thursday, Corn Rootworm IPM, which includes an interactive map of rootworm sticky trap results, for both […]

    Indiana Corn: Switching To Hybrids Without Rootworm Protection For Late Planted Crops? Jun 9, 2021

    🕔Jun 9, 2021
    In some parts of the state, delayed planting – or re-planting – of corn is a reality. Some producers may be attempting to switch to shorter day hybrids, including some […]

    Corn Rootworm Control with Friendly Nematodes, Online Presentation Feb. 18 Feb 3, 2021

    🕔Feb 3, 2021
    Texas A&M Extension Entomology has been conducting a joint research project with Dr. Elson Shields from Cornell University for the last four years. We have shown that persistent, insect-killing nematodes […]

    Minnesota Extension Requests Volunteers to Participate in Insect Trapping Networks Feb 1, 2021

    🕔Feb 1, 2021
    For the past few years, Minnesota farm families and their checkoff investment have helped support insect trapping networks in Minnesota for several corn insect pests. We would like to continue […]

    Corn Belt: Rootworm Populations on the Rise with Heavy Bt Resistance – DTN Oct 15, 2020

    🕔Oct 15, 2020
    After several years of low corn rootworm populations, the “billion-dollar bug” is catching eyes again in the Corn Belt. Populations of both western and northern corn rootworm are rebounding after […]

    Illinois: Assessing Corn Rootworm Damage – Now is the Time Aug 19, 2020

    🕔Aug 19, 2020
    Corn rootworm activity, in general, appears higher in much of Illinois than it has been for the last several years. Along with higher activity, resistance to Bt traits in western […]


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