IFBF: Farmers need all options to control corn rootworm

Farmers need new technologies and flexible options to manage corn rootworm and other insects, the Iowa Farm Bureau (IFBF) said last week in comments on proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules regarding corn rootworm resistance management.

"Farmers need to be able to continue to use the most effective, the safest and most economical crop protection compounds and technologies so they can optimize yields, environmental benefits and economic returns," said Rick Robinson, Iowa Farm Bureau environmental policy advisor.

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