Field Crops Entomology Program
Michigan State University
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Handy Bt Corn Trait Table - update for 2015
Keep track of Bt corn traits, efficacy, and refuge requirements for this season - print or download the handy Bt TRAIT TABLE, updated April 2015. This year, two separate versions of the table are available, for the northern U.S. and the southern cotton-growing region.
Free neonicotinoid seed treatment bulletin
Neonicotinoid seed treatments are applied to more than 80% of corn, and 40% of soybean, acres in the United States. Soybean entomologists from 12 different universities recently prepared a bulletin discussing the efficacy of neonic seed treatments and where they provide the most benefit. The bulletin also discusses some of the risks (off-target movement in soil and water, impacts on natural enemies and other non-targets) of widespread neonic use. This bulletin is free and can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking on the following: Effectiveness of neonicotinoid seed treatments in soybean