South Dakota State University, College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences
Historically, the major corn insect pests have been corn rootworms (northern and western), European corn borer, and black cutworm. Bt-corn hybrids are effective against most of these pests. However, Bt-corn hybrids are not effective against corn leaf aphid, corn root aphid, sap beetles, corn rootworm adults, grasshoppers, white grubs, wireworms, seed corn beetle, and seed corn maggots. These insect pests can reduce corn yields. This chapter discusses the management and biology of important corn insect pests commonly observed in South Dakota.
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Catangui, Michael A.; Fuller, Billy W.; and French, B. Wade, "Best Management Practices for Corn Production in South Dakota: Corn Insect Pests" (2009). SDSU Extension Circulars. 498.