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The western corn rootworm (WCR), and the northern corn rootworm (NCR) are among the most economically important insect pests of field corn in the Unitd States. Crop losses and control expenses attributed to corn rootworms annually cost producers millions of dollars. Corn rootworm larvae can cause substantial injury to corn plants by feeding on corn roots.
This Extension circular covers these two corn rootworms, their population dynamics, management considerations, and research/emerging technologies.