Market Journal: Countering Rootworm Resistance in Corn

Market Journal: Countering Rootworm Resistance in Corn


With a shift in rootworm resistance now documented in Nebraska, this week's Market Journal UNL Extension Entomologist Robert Wright discusses how to counter corn rootworm resistance through rotating crops and Bt hybrids, and implementing a diversity of control methods.

Also on this week's show:

  • Early vs. Late Soybeans — Tapan Pathak, UNL Extension educator in climate variability, explains why early-planted soybeans may provide climatological benefits compared to late-planted soybeans. Also see Tapan's recent CropWatch article on the topic.
  • Weather Forecast — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.
  • PEDv Severity — The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus continues to spread across the United States, with appearances in about 60 percent of the country's states. Ron Brodersen, Whole Hog Health Center veterinarian and American Association of Swine Veterinarians president-elect, describes the movement and severity of PEDv in Nebraska.

Next Week

Wheat markets have closely followed international news in Ukraine, a U.S. competitor in exporting the product. North Dakota State Extension economist Frayne Olson will join us to talk about the ongoing issue overseas and look at the current condition of winter wheat in the United States.

Broadcast Times

Market Journal — television for agricultural business decisions — is funded by the Nebraska Soybean Board.

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April 25, 2014

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