Tom Kladar, insect management technology development rep at Monsanto, talked to Managing Editor Susan Winsor about scouting for corn rootworm beetles. Here, Kladar covers scouting for adult beetles, plant selection when scouting, threshold levels, extended diapause, tillage and rootworm trends.
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"When scouting for corn rootwrom, you're looking for two things," says Kladar, "what's going on above ground, and what's going on below ground."
For more information about scouting for corn rootworm larvae below ground, check out this video with Jeff Housman from Mycogen about scouting and digging for corn rootworm.