Western corn rootworm larval movement in SmartStax seed blend scenarios.

@article{Zukoff2012WesternCR,
  title={Western corn rootworm larval movement in SmartStax seed blend scenarios.},
  author={Sarah Natalie Zukoff and Wayne C. Bailey and Mark R. Ellersieck and Bruce Elliott Hibbard},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2012},
  volume={105 4},
  pages={1248-60}
}
Insect resistance management (IRM) can extend the lifetime of management options, but depends on extensive knowledge of the biology of the pest species involved for an optimal plan. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered seed blends refuge for two of the transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn products targeting the western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte. Larval movement between Bt and isoline plants can be detrimental to resistance management… CONTINUE READING