On February 25, 2003, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that they had approved for commercial use transgenic corn that controls corn rootworm larvae. This new product will provide corn growers with a safe pest control alternative that can reduce reliance on traditional insecticides. The reduced insecticide use will directly benefit the environment and can mean less chemical exposure to people who apply pesticides to corn.
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Rice, Marlin E., "YieldGard® Rootworm approved by EPA" (2003). Integrated Crop Management News. 1637.
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