​​​​Bollworm Resistance in Bt Cotton

March 2018 | 23 min., 23 sec.
by David Kerns
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

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Summary

This presentation offers an overview of the current Bt technologies, their effectiveness against bollworm pressure, and the drivers behind the increase in Bt resistance.

About the Presenter

David KernsDavid Kerns received his BS, MS and PhD in entomology from Texas A&M University, Oklahoma State University and Auburn University, respectively. He is currently employed with Texas A&M University as a Professor and State IPM Coordinator in College Station, TX. His research interests focus on IPM in row crops including cotton, soybean, sorghum and corn. Current research includes efficacy and resistance of transgenic Bt technologies in corn and cotton, and management of sugarcane aphids affecting grain sorghum.​

Contact Information:
Email: dlkerns@tamu.edu

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