Many farmers throughout the Midwest are applying soil insecticides for rootworm control at a rate below that stated on the insecticide label. This type of rate is called a reduced rate. The motivation behind using a reduced rate is primarily to save money by lowering the cost of growing corn. However, many farmers also are asking whether a reduced rate will provide the same amount of protection as the labeled rate.
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Rice, Marlin E., "Applying reduced rates of corn rootworm insecticides" (2002). Integrated Crop Management News. 1734.
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