New Publication: European Corn Borer – Ecology and Management and Association with other Corn Pests

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

INTRODUCTION

Identification of Common Caterpillars in Corn

ECOLOGY

Life Cycle and Generations

Dispersal

Ecotypes

Weather Impacts

Pheromone Races

Pheromone Trapping

Damage to Corn by European Corn Borer

Damage to Corn by Other Lepidoptera

MANAGEMENT WITH BT FIELD CORN

Transgenic Corn

Resistance Management

Refuge Types

Refuge Requirements

PEST MANAGEMENT IN NON-BT FIELD CORN, INCLUDING REFUGES

Management Options in Generational Regions

Scouting Techniques

Reaching an Insect Control Decision with Economic Injury Levels and Economic Thresholds

Application Equipment

Corn Maturity Differences and Timing Insecticide Treatment

Biological Control

Cultural Practices

Hybrids with Native Resistance

Environmental Conservation

OTHER FIELD CORN CONSIDERATIONS

Organic Field Corn

Irrigation

EUROPEAN CORN BORER ON COMMODITIES OTHER THAN FIELD CORN

Sweet Corn (non-Bt)

Popcorn

Seed Corn

Other Specialty Corn

Peppers

Snap Bean

Cotton

Wheat

Potato

Sorghum

Millet

Dry Beans

Other Crops

Appendices

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.

 

 

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