Bt maize and integrated pest management--a European perspective.

  title={Bt maize and integrated pest management--a European perspective.},
  author={Michael Meissle and J{\"o}rg Romeis and Franz Bigler},
  journal={Pest management science},
  volume={67 9},
The European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis), the Mediterranean corn borer (Sesamia nonagrioides) and the western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) are the main arthropod pests in European maize production. Practised pest control includes chemical control, biological control and cultural control such as ploughing and crop rotation. A pest control option that is available since 1996 is maize varieties that are genetically engineered (GE) to produce insecticidal compounds. GE maize… CONTINUE READING
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