Rootworm Pressure Detected
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Mon Jul 28, 2014 09:31 AM CDT

WARRENSBURG, Ill. (DTN) -- David Brown has been digging for answers this summer. The Warrensburg, Ill., farmer said he can't afford to keep repeating the yield losses he experienced last year because of Western corn rootworm feeding.

"Root digs are the only way to determine what Bt trait combinations are working and whether I need to team those traits with a soil insecticide," said Brown.

"We did a lot of digging last week and found more damage than I would have guessed. I'll be doing more digging and washing of roots this coming week. The crop looks great, but at ...

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