Bt en New corn rootworm trait from Syngenta to hit markets in 2014 pending approval <div class="node-body video-body"><p> Chuck Leonard, key account agronomist for Syngenta, says that Agrisure Duracade is a &quot;game-changing&quot; technology. The new corn rootworm trait is in testing now and on schedule to be released commercially in 2014. Leonard explains the benefits and ways farmers can manage resistance.</p> </div> Bt Syngenta Corn Thu, 08 Mar 2012 18:13:00 +0000 54421 at Researchers identify how insects resist Bt pesticides <div class="field-byline"> Source: Cornell University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cornell University researchers have identified how cabbage looper caterpillars in the field develop resistance to the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), which naturally occurs in the soil and on plants and has been developed into a successful and widely used biological insecticide.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bt Insecticides Seed Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:30:00 +0000 49861 at Rootworm damage found in Illinois Bt cornfields <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Corn rootworm damage to Bt corn in Illinois was discovered by University of Illinois entomologist Mike Gray. Earlier in August, similar root damage was found in Iowa. Experts advise growers to consider seed alternatives for 2012. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bt Bt Thu, 25 Aug 2011 13:49:00 +0000 49611 at Source: University of Illinois Source: University of Illinois Rootworms show resistance to Bt corn in Midwestern fields <div class="field-byline"> SOURCE: Ag Answers: Business and Science of Agriculture, Ohio State Extension and Purdue Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Isolated findings of resistant rootworms in Iowa emphasize that planting a refuge is more critical than ever for maintaining the durability of Bt corn, a Purdue Extension entomologist says.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bt Agrochemicals Biotech Seed/Transgenic Seed Biotech Traits Crop Protection Insecticides Wed, 17 Aug 2011 14:31:00 +0000 49371 at Monsanto responds to Bt resistance study <div class="field-byline"> By Mark Moore </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Monsanto responds to the recent study conducted y Aaron Gassmann, Iowa State University, documenting the first case of corn rootworm resistance to Bt hybrids expressing the Cry3Bb1 toxin. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bt Monsanto Corn Rootworm Wed, 17 Aug 2011 03:27:00 +0000 49341 at EPA approves Syngenta's new Viptera corn trait <div class="node-body article-body">The EPA recently granted registration approval for Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera 3220 corn trait stack.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Bt Glyphosate-Tolerant Corn hybrids Seed Biotech Traits Bt European Corn Borer Glyphosate-tolerant Seed Seed Traits Mon, 23 May 2011 14:00:00 +0000 46571 at Late planting's impact on corn and soybean insects <div class="field-byline"> University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Questions are surfacing about the impact of late planting on key insect pests of corn and soybeans, said Mike Gray, University of Illinois Extension entomologist.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bt Corn hybrids Soybean varieties Thu, 12 May 2011 15:17:00 +0000 47011 at Pioneer Hi-Bred's Optimum AcreMax 1 includes rootworm refuge in the bag <div class="node-body video-body">Pioneer Hi-Bred's first refuge-in-a-bag product, Optimum AcreMax 1, has seen strong sales for 2011, according to Bill Belzer, senior marketing manager, North America corn. The next generation of refuge products should be approved for use in 2012.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Bt Corn Rootworm Traits Corn hybrids Seed Corn Rootworm Seed Mon, 25 Apr 2011 19:35:00 +0000 46291 at Refuge-in-a-bag product planted in Kansas <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> &nbsp;<strong>With planting now well under way in some areas of the country, Dow AgroSciences says its first bag of Refuge Advanced &ndash; the company&rsquo;s refuge-in-a-bag product &ndash; has been planted in a field near Silver Lake, Kan.</strong></p> <p> <strong>Refuge Advanced powered by SmartStax contains a blend of 95 percent SmartStax seeds and 5 percent non-insect-traited refuge seeds. The company received EPA registration on April 8.</strong></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bt Seed Seed Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 22 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 46411 at Monsanto receives approval of refuge-in-a-bag product <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> Monsanto just received full regulatory approval for a single-bag refuge product for corn. The product is called Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete and can be planted across a corn grower&rsquo;s entire field. It is a blend of 95% Genuity SmartStax corn seed and 5% refuge (non-Bt) seed. No separate, structured refuge is needed for either above- or below-ground pests in the Corn Belt. Monsanto does caution that growers planting Genuity SmartStax without the RIB Complete will still need a refuge.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Crop Protection Bt Glyphosate-Tolerant Corn Rootworm Traits Corn hybrids Seed Bt Corn Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 11 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 46191 at