corn rootworm

Purdue University Extension

Despite what they may be thinking now, Midwest grain farmers and backyard gardeners alike may be thankful for the recent arctic temperatures before 2014 is out.

Farmers Looking to Stop Crop Pests in 2014

Sep 4, 2013

Farmers are dealing with a late summer drought, but University of Illinois Extension said they should be thinking about threats to next year’s crop as well.

Extension Helps Farmers with BT Resistance

Jul 9, 2013

There have been reports recently of the western corn rootworm becoming resistant to the genetically modified crops designed to protect against them.

Photo from the University of Nebraska

Insect scientists say federal regulators need to take action against a growing pest problem in biotech corn.

They say corn rootworm has started to become resistant to Monsanto’s Bt corn, which is genetically engineered to resist the damaging and costly pest.

The 22 scientists expressed their concerns in a letter sent to EPA last week.