As we approach the 2014 growing season, many questions remain concerning how best to manage western corn rootworms in light of the on-going concerns over resistance to some Bt proteins. A corn rootworm management webinar will be available on February 20 (Thursday), 2014. The program will begin at 1 PM (CST) and conclude at 3:30 PM. The program is supported by a USDA-NIFA North Central IPM Program grant. An excellent slate of land grant entomologists will take part in this session:
Rootworm biology and behavior; Dr. Joe Spencer, Illinois Natural History Survey
Resistance evolution and IRM for rootworm; Dr. Aaron Gassmann, Iowa State University
Adult management options: Dr. Lance Meinke, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Larval management options: Dr. Bob Wright, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Decision tree for grower management options; Dr. Ken Ostlie, University of Minnesota
How To Connect:
Start connecting 5 minutes prior to the start time. You need a computer with Internet access and speakers. At the meeting time, copy and paste this URL into your browser to enter the meeting:
At that URL you will find a login page. “Enter as a Guest” with your name, and business or institution and click “Enter Room.” The audio portion of the meeting will be come through your computer speakers.
Any time before the meeting you can visit the following URL to confirm your ability to connect:
I encourage growers and the agribusiness community to take part in this webinar. Seldom will you have an opportunity to take advantage of this multi-state panel and their collective experience and knowledge regarding corn rootworm management.