Corn rootworm

Corn Rootworm

Western Corn Rootworm


The western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte, and the northern corn rootworm, Diabrotica barberi Smith and Lawrence, are both important pests of corn in the Midwest.  We study various tools for integrated pest management of rootworm.

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Eric Clifton

Ph.D. and M.S. in Entomology from Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: 
Crop Pest Management
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