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Applying Insecticides to Corn Refuges

Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) is a protein inserted into plant genes such as corn, that is toxic to certain insect pests.  Bt corn is used by many farmers and is very beneficial to the management of insect pests.  To avoid insect resistance to Bt genes there must be a nearby refuge.  The refuge is a similar [...]

2020-05-04T17:48:20+00:00September 15th, 2014|Categories: Controlling Crop Insects|Tags: , , , |

Corn Borer Control in a Bt World

Prior to the introduction of the Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) gene in corn, it was common to treat the vast majority of corn acres in this country for European and/or Southwestern Corn Borer each summer.  In many areas, there are two, possibly three flights of the corn borer moth each year.  The second flight is usually [...]