Start Date

1-12-2005 12:00 AM

Description

Corn producers battle a variety of soil dwelling insect pests. Seedcorn maggots, wireworms, white grubs and several species of cutworms can attack either the seed or seedling plants and reduce the plant stand. Corn rootworm larvae feed on corn roots during midsummer and can significantly reduce the uptake of moisture and nutrients. Extensive feeding by corn rootworm larvae can reduce the roots to a point where wind causes the plants to lodge. Lodged plants slow harvest and grain yields can be reduced from both the root injury and the lodging.

Share

COinS
 
Dec 1st, 12:00 AM

Evaluation of Seed Treatments in Corn and Soybeans for Control of Soil Dwelling Insects

Corn producers battle a variety of soil dwelling insect pests. Seedcorn maggots, wireworms, white grubs and several species of cutworms can attack either the seed or seedling plants and reduce the plant stand. Corn rootworm larvae feed on corn roots during midsummer and can significantly reduce the uptake of moisture and nutrients. Extensive feeding by corn rootworm larvae can reduce the roots to a point where wind causes the plants to lodge. Lodged plants slow harvest and grain yields can be reduced from both the root injury and the lodging.

 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.