This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners understand current options for management of larval western corn rootworms. Since the introduction of Bt corn hybrids active against rootworm, larval control options, and grower practices for rootworm management have changed. With the recent detection of western corn rootworm populations which have resistance to current Bt hybrids, there is great interest in understanding all options for larval rootworm management. This presentation will review larval rootworm biology and damage, larval control options, and factors affecting their efficacy.

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Robert Wright
Research & Extension Entomologist
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Robert Wright is currently Professor of Entomology at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He has worked as a Research and Extension Entomologist focusing  on field crops at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 1988.  He received his Ph. D. in Entomology from North Carolina State University, M. S. in Entomology from University of Arizona, and B. A. in Zoology from University of California, Santa Barbara.   Prior to working at Nebraska he was a postdoctoral Research Entomologist at Cornell University.

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Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
October 01, 2015
Larval Corn Rootworm Management
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Robert Wright   [ view bio ]
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