Potential benefits and limitations of transgenic Bt corn for management of the European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Rice, M., E. and Plicher, C., D. American Entomologist, 44(2):75-78, 1998.
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The potential role of genetically modified maize hybrids containing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) genes in the management of Ostrinia nubilalis in the USA is discussed. The history of the development and deployment of these hybrids is outlined, together with current problems and losses faced by farmers trying to control O. nubilalis. Potential benefits of Bt maize are discussed, including: local and areawide control of O. nubilalis, reductions in secondary maize pests, reduced scouting costs and improved timing and implementation of control, reduced use of insecticides and control costs and improved environmental safety, reduced amounts of volunteer maize and subsequent herbicide use, reduced incidence of ear and stalk rots, stalk lodging and harvest loss, and improved yield protection. Possible limitations are also considered, including the unpredictability of O. nubilalis infestation densities and possible resistance, the absence of a guaranteed economic return, variable yield performance and marketing restrictions.
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