Start Date

1-12-1994 12:00 AM

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Corn grown for seed is often affected by the same pests as are found in corn grown for grain. However, integrated pest management (IPM) decisions can be considerably different from those in grain production. This is because inbreds are typically less tolerant than hybrids to stress from pests and the value of the seed is considerably greater than corn for grain. European corn borer and corn earworm are probably the two most significant economic insect pests in seed corn production fields. Following is a summary of the highlights of research conducted at Pioneer Hi-Bred International and experience from seed production fields regarding key components of IPM decision making for these insects.

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Insect Management in Seed Corn Production

Corn grown for seed is often affected by the same pests as are found in corn grown for grain. However, integrated pest management (IPM) decisions can be considerably different from those in grain production. This is because inbreds are typically less tolerant than hybrids to stress from pests and the value of the seed is considerably greater than corn for grain. European corn borer and corn earworm are probably the two most significant economic insect pests in seed corn production fields. Following is a summary of the highlights of research conducted at Pioneer Hi-Bred International and experience from seed production fields regarding key components of IPM decision making for these insects.