Corn Rootworm Management: State of the Art and a Look Toward the Future

Tuesday, December 15, 2009: 7:00 AM-11:00 AM
Room 109-110, First Floor (Convention Center)
Blair D. Siegfried
Joseph L. Spencer
Bruce E. Hibbard
7:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
7:20 AM
Ecological and evolutionary aspects of integrated pest management for corn rootworm
Aaron J. Gassmann, Iowa State University; Melissa Rynerson, Iowa State University; Mike Dunbar, Iowa State University
7:40 AM
Recent EPA regulatory activity with corn rootworm plant-incorporated protectants
Alan H. Reynolds, US Envrionmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs; Jeannette C. Martinez, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs
8:00 AM
Next generation Syngenta rootworm trait for superior efficacy and resistance management
Eric Boudreau, Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc; Moez Meghji, Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc; Frederick Walters, Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc; Ryan Kurtz, Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc; Hope Hart, Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc; James White, Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc; Lisa McCormick, Syngenta Seeds, Inc; Andrew Noe, Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc; Jorigtoo-Zhaorigetu Chen, Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc
8:20 AM
Review of the science supporting Pioneer Optimum® AcreMax™ 1 insect protection: new data and new approaches to IRM for corn rootworm
Analiza P. Alves, DuPont Pioneer; Rachel R. Binning, Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont; J. Lindsey Flexner, DuPont Agriculture and Nutrition; Laura Higgins, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.; Raymond J. Layton, DuPont Agriculture and Nutrition; Timothy M. Nowatzki, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc; Mingzhen Pan, DuPont Crop Protection; Mel Peters, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc; Erica Simbro, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc; Bruce Stanley, DuPont Crop Genetics R&D; Stephen D. Thompson, Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont
8:40 AM
SmartStax: improvements in rootworm management using Bt traits
Nicholas Storer, Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont; Graham P. Head, Monsanto Company
9:00 AM
9:35 AM
Can western corn rootworm movement be managed?
Joseph L. Spencer, University of Illinois; Michael E. Gray, University of Illinois; Kevin Steffey, Dow AgroSciences, LLC
9:55 AM
Neonicotinoid use in the corn and soybean agroecosystem of the US: responsible IPM or not?
Michael E. Gray, University of Illinois; Kevin Steffey, Dow AgroSciences, LLC
10:15 AM
RNA interference technology for corn rootworm control
James A. Baum, Monsanto Company; Thomas L. Clark, Monsanto Company; Ronald D. Flannagan, Monsanto Company; Gregory R. Heck, Monsanto Company; Michael Pleau, Monsanto Company; Jim Roberts, Monsanto Company; Ty T. Vaughn, Monsanto Company; Elizabeth Wiggins, Monsanto Company
10:35 AM
Rootworm genetics and genomics: progress toward a complete genome sequence
Nicholas J. Miller, USDA-ARS; Thomas W. Sappington, USDA-ARS; Thomas Guillemaud, INRA; Blair D. Siegfried, University of Nebraska
11:15 AM
Concluding Remarks
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