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Posts tagged rootworm

September 26, 2016

 

Corn rootworm beetle larvae feed on maize root and seed.

Biotech Companies Promise New Insect-Killing Genes

Scientists have discovered a soil microbe with a gene that kills the corn rootworm, an insect that farmers spend $1 billion each year trying to control.

September 6, 2016

 

machines spraying pesticides

How GMOs Cut Pesticide Use, And Perhaps Boosted It Again

Genetically modified crops replaced insecticides, and, at first, some herbicides. But herbicide use has rebounded.

January 4, 2014

Waste Not Want Not 

peeling broccoli

Out With The Old, In With The Reused

For our first show of 2014, we're looking at ways to reduce food waste, from composting to making vegetable stock.

January 3, 2014

Problem Pests 

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New Crops Could Kill Insects By Targeting Their Genes

With rootworms building resistance to GM corn that makes its own pesticide, seed companies are working on new crops that target the insects’ genes.

January 11, 2012

No No Monsanto 

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Debugging The Monsanto Corn Issue

The EPA found that GM corn from Monsanto might be losing effectiveness in battling rootworm.

December 6, 2011

GMO Woes 

iowa field

Monsanto, More Problems: EPA Concerned Over Rootworm Damage

Four states have found rootworm damage to their corn crops despite using Monsanto's genetically-modified seeds, and the EPA is not happy.

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