Delaying the development of resistance to Bt corn in the population of Asian Corn Borer, Ostrinia furnacalis

submitted by: UP Los Baños
Report on the survey of occurence of resistant Asian corn borer (ACB) populations in selected growing areas as well as the rate of development of resistance to Cry1Ab of the ACB in the laboratory. The effect of Bt protein on the biology of predatory earwigs fed with ACB larvae was explored. Dr. Belen Morallo-Rejesus and Dr. Pio A. Javier Crop Protection Cluster College of Agriculture University of the Philippines Los Baños http://www.uplb.edu.ph

Analysis of climatic risk and coping strategies in corn production systems in the Philippines

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Analysis and quantification of possible risks and yield losses of corn production in Isabela and Bukidnon, Philippines due to climate variability and climatic extremes.

Felino P. Lansigan
Professor of Statistics
Institute of Statistics
College of Arts and Sciences
University of the Philippines Los Baños

New Skin - Partners Video Magazine

submitted by: csrees

Scientists in Illinois are using corn protein to create new skin and deliver medicine through nanotubes. New Skin is a segment from Partners Video Magazine's latest episode, The Science of Small. To view the entire episode visit: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/partners/partners.html

Super Yeast - Partners Video Magazine

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Purdue has modified a yeast that breaks down sugars of straw and corn waste for more cost-effective ethanol production. Super Yeast is a segment from Partners Video Magazine's latest episode, Fueling America. To view the entire episode visit: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/partners/partners.html