The Maize Page
Resources for Students, Producers and Specialists".
General Information, Technical Information, Production
Information, Genes and Germplasm.
Ricardo J. Salvador
of the Iowa State University College of Agriculture
Genetically modified, insect resistant maize Implications for management ear and stalk diseases
"The evolution of genetically modified crops took a major
step in the mid-1990s with the approval and commercial release
of insect-resistant maize hybrids with transgenes derived from
the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt maize). The release of
Bt maize was met with great enthusiasm by many researchers and
crop managers because of its ability to very effectively control
European corn borers and other lepidopteran insects without the
use of foliar insecticides. Crop producers and the agricultural
industry rapidly accepted the technology and began to
incorporate it into their crop production practices. But
recently, controversy over production and use of genetically
modified crop cultivars has focused a great deal of public
attention on Bt maize..."
G. P. Munkvold, Department of Plant Pathology, Iowa State
University, and R. L. Hellmich, USDA, ARS Corn Insects and Crop
Genetics Research Unit, and Department of Entomology, Iowa State
American Phytopathological Society.
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