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1-12-1994 12:00 AM

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In a few short years, it is expected that a dramatically different management tactic will be ready for field corn producers to combat the ravages of the European com borer. This new tactic currently goes by a variety of names including genetically-engineered com, transgenic com, Bt com, or transgenic Bt com. But whatever name eventually is used, it offers a hope that biotechnology will deliver a corn plant that is resistant to leaf feeding, stalk tunneling, dropped ears and reduced grain yields caused by the European corn borer.

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Dec 1st, 12:00 AM

Transgenic Bt Corn: Is This the Future of Insect Pest Management?

In a few short years, it is expected that a dramatically different management tactic will be ready for field corn producers to combat the ravages of the European com borer. This new tactic currently goes by a variety of names including genetically-engineered com, transgenic com, Bt com, or transgenic Bt com. But whatever name eventually is used, it offers a hope that biotechnology will deliver a corn plant that is resistant to leaf feeding, stalk tunneling, dropped ears and reduced grain yields caused by the European corn borer.