Crop Biotech Update

Corn Rootworm Monitoring Tool for 2012

May 4, 2012

Farmers in the United States will be aided by a corn rootworm forecasting tool in determining the annual corn rootworm hatch and migration patterns of corn earworm and western bean cutworm moths for 2012. The tool was developed by climatologists and meteorologists and analyzes moth trapping data and western bean cutworm.

"This tool can help farmers make strategic decisions about better timing for pesticide applications. It can also help farmers in choosing the right traited corn hybrids to meet their specific needs, such as those containing Monsanto's Genuity® corn traits which protect against insect damage and protect yields," says Matt Kirkpatrick, Monsanto Corn Traits Marketing Manager.

Farmers can now log onto the site http://www.insectforecast.com to learn more about the tool. To see the news, check-out http://monsanto.mediaroom.com/farmers-can-monitor-rootworm-hatch