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Txas A&M study focuses on corn insect resistance

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Two researchers in Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have received a $499,865 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute for Food and Agriculture to study corn resistance mechanisms against the insect pests, the fall armyworm and the western corn rootworm. Drs. Michael Kolomiets, professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, and Julio ... Read More »

Feb. 18 webinar focuses on corn rootworm-killing nematodes

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Insect-killing nematodes that are safe for plants but deadly to corn rootworm larvae will be the topic of a one-hour Zoom meeting starting at 9:30 a.m. CST Feb. 18 and hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Those planning to attend should preregister to receive a link to the meeting. Dr. Elson Shields, a Cornell University entomologist responsible developing ... Read More »

Friendly nematodes offer rootworm control in Southwest

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Entomology has been conducting a joint research project with Dr. Elson Shields from Cornell University for the past four years. They have shown that persistent, insect-killing nematodes (that are harmless to plants) have the ability to lower corn root damage whether the crop is Bt or non-Bt. And these nematodes persist for many years and just ... Read More »

New Qrome Hybrid Products

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Corteva Agriscience recently announced the launch of Qrome products across the U.S. Corn Belt. According to the company, Qrome hybrids have earned the trust of American producers for consistent performance and have produced high yields by combining top-tier genetics, strong defensive traits and advanced seed treatments. Introductory quantities of Qrome products will be available in the Pioneer brand for 2019 ... Read More »