New Publication: European Corn Borer – Ecology and Management and Association with other Corn Pests
The NC-327 Multi-State Hatch Committee for the Ecology and Management of European Corn Borer and Other Lepidopteran Pests of Corn is pleased to announce the revision of their publication entitled “European Corn Borer – Ecology and Management and Association with other Corn Pests” which is scheduled to be printed by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach before the end of this calendar year. Even though availability of transgenic corn has effectively reduced populations, entomologists recently reported that this insect is in relatively high numbers in some areas of the U. S. and Canada. Consequently, this will be a good time to have this publication available. The timing also coincides with 100 years after European corn borer first appeared in North America. Twenty-four authors representing nearly all of the corn growing areas of North America contributed to this full-color publication. The purpose of this message is to provide the web link to interested parties to give them an opportunity to review the information and indicate preorder numbers. There is a reduced cost per copy for orders of 100 or more. Here is the link to the description of the publication and where to find the form: https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/3067, then click on “online form” at the end of the message. Completion of the form is to indicate interest for pre-order only.
Table of Contents
Identification of Common Caterpillars in Corn
Life Cycle and Generations
Damage to Corn by European Corn Borer
Damage to Corn by Other Lepidoptera
MANAGEMENT WITH BT FIELD CORN
PEST MANAGEMENT IN NON-BT FIELD CORN, INCLUDING REFUGES
Management Options in Generational Regions
Reaching an Insect Control Decision with Economic Injury Levels and Economic Thresholds
Corn Maturity Differences and Timing Insecticide Treatment
Hybrids with Native Resistance
OTHER FIELD CORN CONSIDERATIONS
Organic Field Corn
EUROPEAN CORN BORER ON COMMODITIES OTHER THAN FIELD CORN
Sweet Corn (non-Bt)
Other Specialty Corn
Appendix 1. The stages of corn development.
Appendix 2. Calculation form for cost-benefit analysis of European corn borer management in corn at V6 to V16.
Appendix 3. Calculation form for cost-benefit analysis of European corn borer management in corn at R1 or later.
Appendix 4. Calculation form for cost-benefit analysis for processing sweet corn at V6 to V16.