This page is intended to serve as a central reference point for information about the Corn Rootworm Beetle in the midwestern United States. The Western Corn Rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera LeConte (shown above) and the Northern Corn Rootworm, Diabrotica barberi Smith and Lawrence, are both important pests of corn in the Midwest. The Corn Insect Research Project, headed by Aaron Gassmann, looks at new chemical and biological tools to use in rootworm integrated pest management.
Evaluation of Insecticides and Plant-Incorporated Protectants
Interactive Node-Injury Scale
Corn Rootworm Information on the Internet, by State
- Western Corn Rootworm Research at the University of Illinois
- Images: rootworm larvae injuring corn and resulting injury
- Past issues of the Integrated Crop Management Newsletter for articles pertaining to rootworms