Corn rootworm populations building

Ken Ostlie
July 31, 2017

Ken Ostlie with the University of Minnesota says many parts of the Corn Belt experienced warmer-than-normal temperatures the first three months of the year, leading to lower pest mortality. “For the most part, conditions this year have allowed them to lay eggs last fall and survive the winter just fine.  And areas that haven’t had a lot of rainfall, (the corn rootworms) seem to be doing quite well.” Listen to the entire interview on Brownfield Ag's website