Production Blog
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:16 PM CDT

WARRENSBURG, Ill. (DTN) -- Dave Shenaut has learned never to underestimate the western corn rootworm (WCR). The early rains that plagued most of the Midwest this summer should have washed away most of the pests, but the Monsanto agronomist is still finding adult beetles this fall.

"I've seen fewer adult beetles, but they are still here and will cause issues for growers if we don't continue to manage them," said Shenaut.

University of Illinois entomologist Mike Gray said in a recent issue of The Bulletin (…) that summer surveys found WCR densities far below average in Illinois corn ...

Quick View
Related News Stories
Crop Tech Corner
Food Security Challenges - 6
Food Security Challenges - 5
Food Security Challenges - 4
Food Security Challenges - 4
Bin Safety Lessons Learned
Food Security Challenges - 3
Food Security Challenges - 2
Crop Tech Corner
Crop Tech Corner