corn rootworm http://tristatesradio.com en Harsh Winter Freezing Out Some Crop-Devouring Pests http://tristatesradio.com/post/harsh-winter-freezing-out-some-crop-devouring-pests <p>Despite what they may be thinking now, Midwest grain farmers and backyard gardeners alike may be thankful for the recent arctic temperatures before 2014 is out. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:11:54 +0000 Peter Gray 48383 at http://tristatesradio.com Harsh Winter Freezing Out Some Crop-Devouring Pests Farmers Looking to Stop Crop Pests in 2014 http://tristatesradio.com/post/farmers-looking-stop-crop-pests-2014 <p>Farmers are dealing with a late summer drought, but University of Illinois Extension said they should be thinking about threats to next year’s crop as well. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:39:33 +0000 Scott Stuntz 40029 at http://tristatesradio.com Farmers Looking to Stop Crop Pests in 2014 Extension Helps Farmers with BT Resistance http://tristatesradio.com/post/extension-helps-farmers-bt-resistance <p>There have been reports recently of the western corn rootworm becoming resistant to the genetically modified crops designed to protect against them. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:07:35 +0000 Scott Stuntz 36978 at http://tristatesradio.com Extension Helps Farmers with BT Resistance Researchers Say Pest Developing Resistance to Bt Corn http://tristatesradio.com/post/researchers-say-pest-developing-resistance-bt-corn <p>Insect scientists say federal regulators need to take action against a growing pest problem in biotech corn.</p><p>They say corn rootworm has started to become resistant to Monsanto&rsquo;s Bt corn, which is genetically engineered to resist the damaging and costly pest.</p><p>The 22 scientists expressed their concerns in <a href="http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0922-0013" target="_blank">a letter sent to EPA</a> last week.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 15:26:53 +0000 Rich Egger 11668 at http://tristatesradio.com Researchers Say Pest Developing Resistance to Bt Corn