The Western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte, has been labeled the billion dollar pest. Monitoring of this pest will allow us to determine the population dynamics of YieldGard® Rootworm. Western corn rootworm beetle populations were monitored in fields planted to transgenic corn with the use of Pherocon® AM sticky traps. Traps were placed in both transgenic and non-transgenic refuge areas. Beetle populations, the sex ratio, and the size of the beetles in the transgenic and non-transgenic areas are compared. These data will be useful in evaluating YieldGard® Rootworm hybrid efficiency and refuge area recommended by the EPA. This data will be helpful in developing good insecticide resistance management strategies.
Species 1: Coleoptera Chrysomelidae Diabrotica virgifera (western corn rootworm)
Keywords: transgenic corn, YieldGard Rootworm
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