Location: Southern Insect Management Research Unit
Project Number: 6402-22000-065-09
Start Date: Aug 01, 2013
End Date: Aug 01, 2018
Insect survival and damage of natural populations will be compared using research or commercial fields of unsprayed Bt and non-Bt crops. Research will include corn earworm and tobacco budworm comparisons, as well as other pests that are targeted by transgenic crops. When greater than expected populations of large larvae are found in a Bt field, larvae will be collected and reared for further assays to test for resistance to the Bt genes.