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Monsanto develops corn rootworm app

Monsanto has developed a "first of its kind" iPad application to enable US farmers to assess the risk from corn rootworms (Diabrotica spp) in their fields. The Genuity Rootworm Manager app uses several crop and corn rootworm metrics to evaluate the risk of plant injury from the pest, including field location, pest population and previous crop and pest management history. "This tool follows proven pest management recommendations for scouting, practising crop rotation, utilising dual modes of action when planting and suggesting specific insecticides base on crop type," says Monsanto's agronomic systems lead, Tom Eickhoff.

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