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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Insect Management for Reduction of Mycotoxins in Midwest Corn Fy-2000 Report

item Dowd, Patrick
item Barnett, Jason - NOVARTIS, RES.TRIANGLE,NC
item Bartelt, Robert
item Berhow, Mark
item Boston, Rebecca - NC STATE UNIV, RALEIGH
item Duvick, Jonathan - PIONEER HIBRED,JOHNSTN,IA
item Lagrimini, Mark - NOVARTIS,RES.TRIANGLE,NC
item Larson, Roger - UNIV IL EXT,HAVANA,IL

Submitted to: Aflatoxin Elimination Workshop Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: October 25, 2001
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Past studies have indicated many common mechanisms for both insect and fungal resistance, and cross resistance can occur. Insect resistance in the Aspergillus flavus/aflatoxin resistant inbred Tex6 was compared to the susceptible hybrid B73 in a 2-year lab and field study. Although there were no significant differences in kernel resistance for caterpillars and sap beetles tested in excised kernel studies, Tex6 showed both leaf and silk resistance compared to B73. Small Tex6 plants had significantly less flea beetle damage, and silks were significantly more resistant to three caterpillar species in lab and field studies. Determination of active components of silks is in progress.

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