Areawide Suppression of European Corn Borer with Bt Maize Reaps Savings to Non-Bt Maize Growers

  title={Areawide Suppression of European Corn Borer with Bt Maize Reaps Savings to Non-Bt Maize Growers},
  author={W. D. Hutchison and E. C. Burkness and P. Mitchell and R. Moon and T. Leslie and S. Fleischer and M. Abrahamson and K. Hamilton and K. Steffey and M. Gray and R. Hellmich and L. Kaster and T. E. Hunt and R. J. Wright and K. Pecinovsky and T. L. Rabaey and B. Flood and E. S. Raun},
  pages={222 - 225}
  • W. D. Hutchison, E. C. Burkness, +15 authors E. S. Raun
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Economic Benefits of Bt Maize Maize containing a transgenically expressed toxin originating from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt maize) is planted across the United States to combat insect herbivory. Non-Bt Maize is also planted alongside Bt maize fields to provide refuges for the insects, which helps to prevent resistance to Bt maize from evolving. Hutchison et al. (p. 222; see the Perspective by Tabashnik) analyzed how Bt maize affected the economic impact of the European corn borer moth in the… CONTINUE READING
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