From North American Pest to European Threat: 21st Century Western Corn Rootworm Management at Home and Abroad

Wednesday, November 19, 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room A6, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Joseph L. Spencer
Bruce E. Hibbard
Stefan Vidal
8:00 AM
Introduction to the Symposium - J Spencer
8:55 AM
Dispersal behaviour of western corn rootworm in Europe
Stefan Toepfer, CABI; Jozsef Kiss, Szent Istvan University; Nora Levay, Szent Istvan University; Ulrich Kuhlmann, CABI
9:20 AM
Population density of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte in Serbian first-year and continuous maize
Ivan Sivcev, Institute for Plant Protection and Environment; S. Stankovic, Institute for Science Application in Agriculture; M. Kostic, Institute for Medicinal Plant Research "Dr. Josif Pancic"; N. Lakic, N/A; Z. Popovic, Institute for Biological Research "Sinisa Stankovic"
10:10 AM
10:45 AM
Rootworm-host interactions: Current research and potential applications
Bruce E. Hibbard, USDA - ARS; Elisa Bernklau, Colorado State University; Louis Bjostad, Colorado State University
11:10 AM
Managing western corn rootworm behavior in transgenic corn and other crops
Joseph L. Spencer, University of Illinois; S. Raghu, Arid Zone Research Institute
11:35 AM
12:00 PM
Concluding Remarks
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