Webinar on RNA Interference as a Pest Management Tool for Western Corn Rootworm

Submitted by Robert Wright

Corn Rootworm Management
in the Transgenic Era

September 2015western corn rootworm kansas state


By Ana María Vélez, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Entomology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Phone: 402-472-8694
Email: avelezarango2@unl.edu


Photo courtesy Kansas State University

Summary: RNA interference (RNAi) is being developed as a potential tool for insect pest management. The most likely target pest species for transgenic plants that express double stranded RNA (dsRNA) is the western corn rootworm. This presentation will provide consultants, growers and other practitioners in the U.S. with an understanding of how RNAi works. It will also describe some recent RNAi innovations for insect pest management including in planta RNAi expression and risk assessment for RNAi technologies. Click on the link above to view the webinar.

This open access webinar is funded by USDA-NIFA grant 2013-41530-21220


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