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southern corn rootworm adult

southern corn rootworm adult

The southern corn rootworm (Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi, shown in adult form here) is one of many minor, sporadic early-season pests of seedling corn. Assessing the potential risk of such pests is challenging, and a new collection of pest profiles in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management aims to help growers and IPM professionals make more-informed decisions about whether methods such as preventative insecticide seed treatments are warranted. (Photo credit: Marlin E. Rice, Ph.D.)

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