NEWS
Rootworm Review
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Mon Dec 9, 2013 12:50 PM CST

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Western corn rootworm upped the ante in 2013 by feasting on first-year corn. While regions affected appear specific to Illinois, entomologists are urging those farming in all western corn rootworm zones to carefully plan a 2014 strategy.

Sean Evans, Monsanto's technology development representative for insect management, told DTN the past year was evidence that this pest should never be underestimated.

Evans noted that rootworm emergence was delayed this year compared to 2012. "For the most part, we saw rootworm feeding hold true to historical patterns in 2013 -- causing damage in continuous cornfields that depended on ...

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