Corn rootworm can cost U.S. farmers an estimated $1 billion every season. For most corn farmers, it’s by far the worst insect pest they face. While this pest does most of its damage underground as larvae, farmers can predict pressure and prepare before that even happens.
You’re not alone in scouting for corn rootworm. Hear from other farmers participating in The Watch, gain valuable advice from academics and industry experts, and see why traits can help protect your corn yield potential.
You’ll receive four free* sticky traps that will enable you to scout for adult corn rootworm beetles. These yellow traps are an easy way to estimate future corn rootworm populations in your fields. This kind of valuable information will inform your trait decision, which will ultimately help you protect your fields. So sign up, get your traps and join countless other farmers in the watch against corn rootworm.
*Limit 1 kit per email address. To qualify, sign up for The Watch and provide your mailing address by 7/29/20. Limited number available. Valid only while supplies last.
This summer, we’re encouraging farmers share their scouting stories by offering them the chance to win great prizes. Follow #RootwormWatch for more details on this great opportunity.
Learn More About Corn Rootworm
Continuous corn fields can be at risk for a rootworm infestation. Sticky traps are a great way to measure the rootworm pressure.
Corn rootworm can be devastating to a corn plant. The larvae weaken roots and the beatles click silks, which means less grain at harvest.
Late planted corn is more vulnerable to insects like corn rootworm.
*Kit includes 4 traps. Must be a U.S. commercial corn farmer, agronomist or crop consultant, age 18+. To qualify, sign up for The Watch and provide your mailing address by 7/29/20. Limited number available. Valid only while supplies last. Retail value: $20. Restrictions may apply. Sponsor reserves the right to extend, modify or discontinue this offer at any time without notice. Sponsor: Monsanto Company, 800 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63167.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING. Open to legal residents of the U.S. age 18+ or the age of majority in their state, who (a) are farmers or commercial seed retailers and (b) have an open Twitter or Facebook account. Enter by submitting a photo as set out in the Official Rules via Twitter or the Bayer Traits Facebook page using #RootwormWatch and #sweepstakes between 7/1/20 - 7/29/20. ARV of Prize: $149-229; odds depend on no. of entries. For a copy of the Official Rules, visit traits.bayer.com/thewatchrules. Sponsor: Monsanto Company, a member of the Bayer Group, 800 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63167.