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Pepper with European corn borer larva

Pepper with European corn borer larva

The European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) feeds on other crops, such as peppers. A new study of 40 years’ worth of data from the mid-Atlantic region of the United States finds that widespread adoption of insect-resistant Bt corn has reduced pest damage and the need for insecticide applications in offsite, non-Bt crops such as pepper, green beans, and sweet corn, as well. 

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