Managing Insect Pests in Field Corn using Transgenic Bt Technology
Clemson Extension Program Team
The majority of field corn grown in the United States has been genetically engineered to express insecticidal toxins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). Known as “Bt corn”, this technology was first commercialized in 1996 and provides control or suppression of a range of insect pests. This article provides an overview of Bt corn, the different Bt products available and their efficacy, and management of resistance among target insect pests.
Guide / Booklet
Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension
Growers, crop consultants, students, general public
Reay-Jones FPF. Managing Insect Pests in Field Corn using Transgenic Bt Technology. Clemson (SC): Clemson Cooperative Extension, Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension; 2022 Jan. LGP 1132. https://lgpress.clemson.edu/publication/managing-insect-pests-in-field-corn-using-transgenic-bt-technology/.