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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ECOLOGICALLY-BASED SOIL AND CROP MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE Title: Does Bt Corn Really Produce Tougher Residues

Author
item Lehman, R

Submitted to: The Green Sheet Farm Forum
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: November 17, 2009
Publication Date: November 20, 2009
Citation: Lehman, R.M. 2009. Does Bt Corn Really Produce Tougher Residues. The Green Sheet Farm Forum. 44(36):63F.

Technical Abstract: Bt corn hybrids produce insecticidal proteins that are derived from a bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis. There have been concerns that Bt corn hybrids produce residues that are relatively resistant to decomposition. We conducted four experiments that examined the decomposition of corn residues under field conditions. We found no differences in residue decomposition between Bt and non-Bt corn hybrids.

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