Farm Progress

Pest here, pest there; it all adds up

April 27, 2011

Entomologists traditionally have developed treatments thresholds for insects one pest at a time. But many fields often have more than one pest attacking the crops. Syngenta Seeds has unveiled a new Multi-Pest Calculator that aims to help producers determine the potential damage from combinations of pests in its new Agrisure Viptera corn. Agronomy marketing manager Bruce Battles discussed the tool at Commodity Classic.

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