Resistance to Bt corn by western corn rootworm has presented serious management challenges to farmers and crop consultants in the Corn Belt. This talk reviews what is known about the development of Bt resistance in the field, and the consequences of resistance for feeding injury and pest survival during future growing seasons. The presentation discusses approaches for managing western corn rootworm and the development of Bt resistance by this pest.
CCA/CPAg: 0.5 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC: 0.5 Professional Meeting
Aaron J. Gassman
Associate Professor, Department of Entomology
Iowa State University
Aaron Gassmann is an Associate Professor in the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University, with research and teaching responsibilities in integrated pest management, insect resistance management, and insect-plant interactions. His research focuses on interactions between insect pests and corn. Dr. Gassmann joined the faculty at Iowa State University in 2008. Prior to that, he completed postdoctoral training in the Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona, and the Department of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside. He has a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a B.A. in Biology from the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Gassmann has written 38 peer-reviewed publications, presented 32 invited seminars and symposia, coauthored 78 presentations at professional meetings, and contributed to more than 120 outreach publications and presentations.
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October 01, 2015