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1993). The most common methods for managing secondary soil insects are soil-applied insecticides or planting insecticide-protected coated seeds (Andersch and Schwarz 2003). The rate and type of insecticides used in either method depends on the target insect. Insecticides belonging to the organophosphate, carbamate, pyrethroid, or phenylpyrazole classes have been the most commonly used as soil-applied insecticides (Andersch and Schwarz 2003). Transgenic Bt Corn Hybrids and Pest Management in the USA 31 Due to several disadvantages associated with the conventional soil-applied insecticides (Altmann 2003; Andersch and Schwarz 2003), planting insecticideprotected coated seeds to manage early season secondary soil insects is now increasing and becoming more widely adopted.
The F2 screen and DNA marker methods are reported to have higher sensitivity for detecting low levels of recessive alleles resistant to Bt toxins (Huang 1997). 6 Role of Insecticides after Stacked Bt Hybrids Following the commercial release of Bt hybrids for corn borers and corn rootworms, there has been a marked shift in the use of insecticides in corn production (Pilcher et al. 2002; Wilson et al. 2005; Brookes and Barfoot 2006). A multi-state survey was conducted over three years on corn grower use of insecticides to control European corn borer in the Midwest Corn Belt (Pilcher et al.