Did You Plant Non-BT Corn & Not Spray for ECB? Researchers Need Your Fields!

European Corn Borer Larvae – Photo Credit: Manitoba Agriculture

Dr. John Gavloski with Manitoba Agriculture is collecting European Corn Borer (ECB) larvae to have populations tested for potential resistance to Bt toxins. John will send the larvae to Ontario for this resistance monitoring study.

John Gavloski is looking for fields that were planted to a non-Bt corn hybrid and preferably not sprayed for ECB. If you have a field that meets those requirements, please email John at john.gavloski@gov.mb.ca or call 204.745.5668.  You can also call the MCGA office at 204.745.6661 and we will forward the information to John.