Location: Plant Genetics Research
Project Number: 5070-21220-007-14
Start Date: Jul 01, 2014
End Date: Feb 14, 2017
A series of diet aspects will be evaluated for improvement including formulation, texture, presentation, feeding stimulants, pH, nutrients, and microbial control. When optimized for western corn rootworm growth and development, toxin overlays will be evaluated and optimized with one standard diet. Eventually, we hope to produce a complete rearing system for western corn rootworm larvae including ways to evaluate toxins, but this may extend into future agreements.