EPA Rootworm Proposal
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:26 AM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- David Brown has seen the breakdown of Bt technology designed to protect against the western corn rootworm up close, in his own fields in central Illinois.

So when the EPA proposed a mandatory set of rules for farmers using Bt hybrids and other rootworm-control tactics designed to slow down the pest's growing resistance to Bt proteins, the Macon County, Ill., farmer expressed resignation.

"I'd prefer that compliance remain voluntary, but I also don't want to see these crop protection products compromised further," he told DTN. "Once you've used them and experienced the advantages, it's painful to ...

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