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In-field resistance to rootworm trait documented

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In-field resistance to rootworm trait documented
Researchers from Iowa State University have documented the first case of corn rootworm resistance. Those hybrids that express the Cry3bb1 toxin (in Yieldgard RW, Yieldgard VT3 and SmartStax hybrids) are affected, and although researchers are concerned with an increasing spread of resistance, they are not entirely surprised by this recent find.


August 17, 2011
By Corn and Soybean Digest/Farm Industry News

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Aug. 17, 2011 -Researchers from Iowa State University have documented
the first case of corn rootworm resistance. Those hybrids that express
the Cry3bb1 toxin (in Yieldgard RW, Yieldgard VT3 and SmartStax hybrids)
are affected, and although researchers are concerned with increasing
spread of resistance, they are not entirely surprised by this
recent find. | READ MORE