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Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Dec 15, 2014 02:41 PM CST

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- This bi-monthly column condenses the latest news in the field of crop technology, research and products.

PREDATORS FEAST SAFELY ON BT-RESISTANT PESTS

As most farmers know, not all the bugs lurking in corn and cotton fields are bad. One example is the assassin bug, which stabs corn and cotton pests with its dagger-like mouthpiece, injects a saliva that liquefies their insides, and then slurps them up. Thanks to a new study from Cornell, we now know that this helpful predator can safely execute this violent feast on Bt-resistant insects that have fed on Bt-corn crops. Along ...

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