corn rootworm http://kbia.org en Corn farmers fight rootworm resistance http://kbia.org/post/corn-farmers-fight-rootworm-resistance <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">After a long battle with corn rootworm, Midwest farmers thought they’d found relief in genetically modified seeds engineered to produce toxins deadly to the pest. But recent research confirms what farmers have been noticing for several years: the western corn rootworm has been evolving to outwit the technology.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Amy Mayer 51106 at http://kbia.org Corn farmers fight rootworm resistance Scientists say pesticide not fending off corn rootworm http://kbia.org/post/scientists-say-pesticide-not-fending-corn-rootworm <p>Insect scientists say biotech corn is losing its ability to fend off a major insect pest known as the corn rootworm.&nbsp; The scientists say continued widespread use of genetically-modified corn will only make the problem worse. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 14:00:14 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 10376 at http://kbia.org Scientists say pesticide not fending off corn rootworm