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Why is a CCPC needed?

To protect corn pest management technologies.

The CCPC is involved in conducting research on addressing a variety of corn pest issues including the stewardship of current corn pest management strategies.

Whenever a new pest management technology is introduced to crop production, there is a risk that resistance could develop within the pest population. For example, most scientists agree that corn borer populations could develop resistance to the various Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) proteins currently in Bt corn hybrids unless managed properly.

As new technologies are introduced, similar concerns will arise and will need appropriate resistance management strategies to protect long-term effectiveness. The CCPC strives to develop solutions to delay resistance from developing.