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Kauralexins and zealexins, members of a larger family of plant-defense compounds known as "terpenoid phytoalexins," are also partly triggered by insect chewing--with Ostrinia nubilalis, the European corn borer, among species that find them distasteful.
The researchers attribute the collateral benefits enjoyed by non-Bt farmers to area-wide suppression of corn borers stemming from long-term plantings of Bt-protected crops.
The researchers attribute the collateral benefits enjoyed by non-Bt farmers to areawide suppression of corn borers stemming from long-term plantings of Bt-protected crops.
Potato, green bean and other host crops also stand to benefit from area wide reductions of corn borers, the researchers noted.
The in-depth safety review of the YieldGard insect-protected corn borer technology, which protects corn plants from the devastating effects of the European corn borer insect, is required every 10 years.
These events are marketed as YieldGard[R] corn borer (YGCB) corn, and express endotoxin in vegetative and reproductive structures throughout the season (Armstrong et al.
When first generation flights are low, the second generation of corn borers does not develop in numbers high enough to cause injury to sweet corn.
For instance, two races within a corn borer species in France live side by side but generally attack different host plants, says Thibaut Malausa of Paul Sabatier University-Toulouse III in France.
Just last year, a Swiss study showed that insects called lace wings died if they ate corn borers reared on Bt corn.
This technology will offer corn growers the industry's first dual mode-of-action insect protection for corn borers, controlling a broader spectrum of insects above ground," said Andrew Duff, Corn Traits Marketing Manager, Monsanto Company.
But B-96, a corn strain originating from Argentina, possesses chemicals that other corn lines covet--and that female European corn borers find less acceptable for egg laying.
The EPA-required Bt corn refuge obligates farmers to plant at least 20 percent refuge - that is, corn that does not contain a Bt gene for controlling corn borers.
Spraying to control corn borers is often ineffective.
Despite progress, European corn borers still cause an estimated $400 million loss each year.
The IRM requirements established by the EPA, the Bt corn registrants and academics in 1999 obligate growers to plant at least a 20 percent refuge -- that is, corn that does not contain a Bt gene for controlling corn borers -- and ensure every Bt cornfield is located within one-half mile of a refuge.