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- Bohn, Martin O., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Annual review of entomology 2009 v.54 pp. 303
- Diabrotica virgifera virgifera; rootworms; Zea mays; corn; crop rotation; adaptation; invasive species; ecological invasion; pest management; biological control; pest resistance; North America; Europe
- ... The western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte, is an established insect pest of maize (Zea mays L.) in North America. The rotation of maize with another crop, principally soybeans, Glycine max (L.), was the primary management strategy utilized by North American producers and remained highly effective until the mid-1990s. In 1995, widespread and severe root injury occurred in ea ...