corn

Joshua J Parsons

Area of Expertise: 
Insect Resistance Management
Masters in Seed Technology and Business

Josh completed a Masters in Seed Technology and Business while working full time at DuPont Pioneer. His project was a literature review  covering  cases of field-evolved resistance to Bt crops (corn and cotton). 

Stephen Thompson

Area of Expertise: 
Insect Resistance Management
M.S. in Entomology from Iowa State University

I am characterizing the genetics of western corn rootworm strains that have been selected for survival on maize expressing the Cry34/35Ab1 insecticidal proteins.  I also work full time for DuPont-Pioneer.

Patrick Weber

Agricultural Specialist III

I conduct field trials testing both commercial and pre-commercial products for management of insect pests of corn.  Much of my work focuses on western and northern corn rootworm, but I also have studied products targeting corn earworm, European corn borer, fall armyworm, seedcorn maggot and wireworm.  I conduct trials on Iowa State University Research farms and in farmers' fields.

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