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Western Corn Rootworm DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Western Corn Rootworm DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

In a combination of fascinating macro sequences and 3D animations, this educational film impressively illustrates the life cycle of this pest.

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Once you purchase this digital download, you will receive an email to download a zipped folder containing the video in mp4 format. The video comes in one language (English).

Running time: 14:30 minutes

Also available in DVD Format (which includes additional languages: Croatian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, and Slovak)

In economic terms, one of the most important pests of corn is the Western Corn Rootworm Diabrotica virgifera virgifera, a native of Central America. In the cornbelt of the USA, it has caused severe yield losses for decades. Now it is also spreading in Europe.

In a combination of fascinating macro sequences and 3D animations, this educational film impressively illustrates the life cycle of this pest. The overwintering eggs start to hatch into larvae in late spring at about the time that the corn crop is in the 4 – 6 leaf stage of development. The larvae feed for 3 – 4 weeks on corn roots, during which time they pass through three instar stages. At maturity, the third larval instars turn into pupae, which are inactive for a week or two. The pupae then turn into adult beetles, which emerge from the soil about the time the corn begins to flower. The adult beetles feed on corn foliage, pollen, and silks. They can be active for up to 12 weeks, during which time they feed, mate and deposit their eggs.

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Winner of the Prize of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences
at the 22th International Film Festival AGROFILM

The AGROFILM festival is organized by the Ministry of Land Management of the Slovak Republic and the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).

Western Corn Rootworm: Diabrotica virgifera virgifera DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

The download package contains the video in mp4 format and English audio. The mp4 format is compatible with most digital devices (Mac, Windows, and mobile devices).

Running time: 14:30 minutes

The Western Corn Rootworm Video Terms of Use

Standard Limited Use License (for presentations or individual use)

The Western Corn Rootworm is protected by copyright and its use is limited to individual use. It may be shown to, or viewed by, groups within a classroom or educational presentation setting, but may not be made available via local area network (LAN) without permission (permission for LAN also requires an additional LAN license fee). It may not be copied, or otherwise duplicated to share with other individuals in full or in part. It may not be transferred to the Internet in full or in part.

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Publish Date: 2005
Format: mp4 video file
Running time: 14:30 minutes
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-89054-648-2

Edited by Ulrich Kuhlmann, Joachim Moeser and Stefan Vidal

The Western Corn Rootworm DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

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