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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ASSESSING INTERPLANT MOVEMENT OF EUROPEAN CORN BORERS

Location: Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research

Project Number: 3625-22000-017-04
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 11, 2008
End Date: Apr 13, 2013

Objective:
The purpose of this project is to assess the effects of resistance alleles on the frequency, timing, and survival of European corn borer (ECB) larvae after interplant movement.

Approach:
The studies will entail measuring ECB larval movement and survival when larvae are able to move and feed among various combinations of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and nonBt corn plants or various combinations of artificial diet formulated with or without Bt. None of the research conducted under this collaboration involve field release of any insect materials identified in this science plan.

Last Modified: 8/30/2014
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