Rootworm Management with Genetically Modified Corn: Current Status, Potential for Resistance, and a Look Toward the FutureEntomology Presentations, Posters and Proceedings
Document TypeConference Proceeding
ConferenceProceedings of the 45th Annual Illinois Corn Breeders School
AbstractThe western corn rootworm (WCR, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) is one of the most serious crop pests in North America and Europe. WCR feeding causes reduced water and mineral uptake. Yield loss is most severe when water is limiting. Grain from damaged plants is also more likely to be left in the field due to increased lodging of plants with reduced brace root support. WCR are univoltine, with eggs overwintering in the soil. There are three larval instars, with the bulk of the damage being caused by third instar.
Citation InformationBruce E. Hibbard, Thomas W. Sappington, Aaron J. Gassmann and Nicholas J. Miller. "Rootworm Management with Genetically Modified Corn: Current Status, Potential for Resistance, and a Look Toward the Future" Champaign, IL(2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/thomas_sappington/82/