Corn Rootworm Changing Behavior, Posing New Threat To Crops

ean crop rotation fails to control them.

"For 1998, we have the makings of a big problem in the affected area," said Eli Levine, an entomologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey and the U. of I. department of natural resources and environmental sciences who directs the research project, which is funded by the Illinois Council on Food and Agricultural Research and the Illinois Soybean Program Operating Board.

"Rootworm populations in 1997 were very high," Levine said. "Winter weather has been mild, so survival of the rootworm eggs will likely be large. This could be devastating to fields with a known problem in East Central Illinois and Western Indiana. If farmers experienced rootworm injury to first-year corn following soybeans in 1997, and if they found rootworm beetles in their soybean fields that are to be planted with corn in 1998, they are probably justified in using a soil insecticide in their first-year corn."

U. of I. entomologists in the department of crop sciences have developed a preliminary economic threshold for rootworms in soybeans to help growers decide if they should use a soil insecticide.


Contact: Gary Beaumont
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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