Location: Plant Genetics Research
Project Number: 5070-21000-041-20-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Apr 9, 2020
End Date: Apr 8, 2021
1. Evaluate baseline susceptibility of the northern corn rootworm to Cry3Bb1 in diet toxicity assays.
Diet toxicity assays will be conducted using increasing doses of Cry3Bb1 for the northern corn rootworm using an in-house ARS diet for northern corn rootworm in order to evaluate susceptibility of northern corn rootworm to Cry3Bb1. These studies will be performed using ARS’ “Brookings” non-diapausing colony, as well as wild northern corn rootworm insects.