Crop Tech Corner
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Oct 17, 2014 06:51 AM CDT

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


While you were setting fires with Bunsen burners or falling asleep in your high school chemistry class, the fall armyworm was clearly taking notes. The major row-crop pest has devised a clever chemical switcheroo to neutralize a corn plant's natural defenses against it, according to a new study from scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology.

Grasses and other crops often produce toxins called benzoxazinoids to protect themselves against insect attacks, an ...

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