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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: PEST BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY, AND INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE Title: Corn Insect Pests

Authors
item Catangui, Michael -
item Fuller, Billy -
item French, Bryan

Submitted to: Experiment Station Bulletins
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: October 11, 2007
Publication Date: May 1, 2009
Repository URL: http://agbiopubs.sdstate.edu/articles/EC929.08.pdf
Citation: Catangui, M.A., Fuller, B.W., French, B.W. 2009. Corn Insect Pests. Experiment Station publication. Eds. D.E. Clay, K.D. Reitsma, S.A. Clay. Available: agbiopubs.sdstate.edu/articles/EC929.08.pdf.

Interpretive Summary: Historically, the major corn insect pests have been corn rootworms (northern and western), European corn borer, and black cutworm. Genetically modified Bt-corn hybrids are effective against most of these pests. However, Bt-corn hybrids are not effective against corn leaf aphid, corn root aphid, sap beetles, corn rootworm adults, grasshoppers, white grubs, wireworms, seed corn beetle, and seed corn maggots. These insect pests can reduce corn yields. This chapter discusses the management and biology of important corn insect pests commonly observed in South Dakota.

Technical Abstract: Historically, the major corn insect pests have been corn rootworms (northern and western), European corn borer, and black cutworm. Bt-corn hybrids are effective against most of these pests. However, Bt-corn hybrids are not effective against corn leaf aphid, corn root aphid, sap beetles, corn rootworm adults, grasshoppers, white grubs, wireworms, seed corn beetle, and seed corn maggots. These insect pests can reduce corn yields. This chapter discusses the management and biology of important corn insect pests commonly observed in South Dakota.

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