Apr 20, 2014
Home| Tools| Events| Blogs| Discussions| Sign UpLogin

Plan Next Year’s Corn Rootworm Control Strategy Now

September 19, 2012
By: Rhonda Brooks, Farm Journal Seeds & Production Editor
Corn Rootworm
  

In high-pressure areas, corn growers need hybrids offering both high-yield potential and pest protection.

As you select hybrids for next season, consider where you encountered corn rootworm pressure this season and its level of severity in your fields. In fields where pressure was intense, you’ll want to select hybrids offering both high yield potential and protection against this pest, says Sean Evans, Monsanto technology development representative for Illinois.

You need to ask yourself three questions, Evans encourages:
1) Do I have fields where I’ve grown continuous corn for three or more years?
2) Do I have fields where I have repeatedly used a single trait, and the same trait, for rootworm protection?
3) Did I see a lot of adult rootworms this past season?

If you answer yes to any of these three questions, consider making some changes to your corn production practices in 2013.

"If we have a mild winter, after this dry fall, we may be in for another tough season with rootworms in 2013," he says.

In the following video, Evans highlights some of the problems he saw in Illinois this season from rootworm pressure and what farmers can do, wherever they are located, to be proactive to prevent yield losses next season.

For More Information
Learn how to identify and eliminate pests with AgWeb's Online Field Guide.

Read more about how to battle pests with AgWeb's Pest Watch.



 

See Comments

RELATED TOPICS: Corn, Agronomy, Crops, Pest Watch

 
Log In or Sign Up to comment

COMMENTS

No comments have been posted



Name:

Comments:

Receive the latest news, information and commentary customized for you. Sign up to receive Beef Today's Cattle Drive today!. Interested in the latest prices for cattle in your area? See highlights of the latest for-sale cattle in the Cattle-Exchange eNewsletter.

 
 
The Home Page of Agriculture
© 2014 Farm Journal, Inc. All Rights Reserved|Web site design and development by AmericanEagle.com|Site Map|Privacy Policy|Terms & Conditions