CROPS NEWS
Insecticide Use Up in Rootworm Fight
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:15 PM CDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (DTN) -- Many farmers are returning to the use of soil insecticides as rootworm resistance to Bt-corn hybrids surfaces more frequently across the Cornbelt.

Sales of insecticide and the planter boxes that distribute them have been on the rise for several years with no signs of slowing, chemical and equipment dealers told DTN.

"Ten years ago we were starting to sell more and more planters without insecticide (boxes), but in the last two to three years, it has reversed and most guys want insecticides so they are adding them or trading for a planter that does have insecticide ...

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