This new issued patent protects the uses of the company's Chromobacterium formulations, compositions and compounds to control corn rootworm
European corn borer in 1996, the corn rootworm
in 2003, and the corn
However, it is the larvae, known as corn rootworms
, that make cucumber beetles so injurious.
Bt runs through the groundwater at concentrations found nowhere else in nature, and you get more than the adapting rootworms
; you affect a whole variety of insects and microorganisms.
Each spring, the western corn rootworm
(Diabrotica virgifera) awakens from its winter slumber to wreak havoc on corn crops across the United States.
Insecticidal properties of several monoterpenoids to the house fly (Diptera: Muscidae), red flour beetle (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), and southern corn rootworm
(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)., J.
Monsanto's Bt corn is a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) and the subject of a recent investigation into the rootworm
Geostatistical characterization of the spatial distribution of adult corn rootworm
(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) emergence.
The authors found that three of the four main biotech traits (corn borer and rootworm
resistance and two forms of herbicide tolerance) attract significant price premiums and that roughly 8 percent of the price of seed corn is associated with market power held by the seed companies.
"From corn rootworm
and corn borer protection to herbicide resistance and value-added food grade products, our new line-up of corn hybrids offers growers corn genetics paired with the right technology to thrive in this region," Becerra says.
Evolution of diabroticite rootworm
beetle (Chrysomelidae) receptors for Cucurbita blossom volatiles.