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Advantages Of Products With Smartstax® Technology For Corn Rootworm Protection

April 19, 2018

Trial Overview

  • Corn rootworm (CRW) (Diabrotica virgifera) is dubbed the billion-dollar pest due to the significant annual yield losses and control costs associated with its infestation.
  • Crop rotation to a non-host crop, scouting, insecticide applications (soil- and/or foliar-applied), and corn product selection are major management strategies.
  • Use of dual mode of action corn products for CRW protection can prove to be more efficient than using a soil-applied insecticide on a corn product without Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.) CRW protection.

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