Research into Bt resistant European corn borer

Research into Bt resistant European corn borer

Researchers in the U.S. are assessing the risk as a pest resistant to Bt corn becomes a bigger problem in Canada.

University of Minnesota entomologist Fei Yang says Bt proteins have been very effective suppressing European corn borer for more than 25 years.

“However, in 2018 the resistance of European corn borer to Cry1F Bt corn was first detected in Nova Scotia in Canada.”

He tells Brownfield resistant European corn borer has expanded to Quebec and Manitoba.

.