Diamondback Moth Information and Resources

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Frequently Asked Questions

Diamondback Moth Project at Cornell University FAQ

Field Cage Trials

2015 Diamondback Moth Field Cage Trials

In the News

Still Life with Mass Hysteria: Are GMOs Really That Bad?

Published by Modern Farmer
By Brian Barth | March 22, 2015

This tiny moth is stirring up the GMO debate in New York

Published by The Washington Post
By Chelsea Harvey | November 20, 2015

Safe Sex for Insects: Ag Station officials explain genetically modified moth program

Published by The Finger Lakes Times
By Jim Miller | September 24, 2015

Connections: Safe Sex for Insects

Radio show hosted by Evan Dawson on WEOS and WXXI, Rochester, Geneva, Ithaca NY
 September 21, 2015

Saving Crops with GM Moths, Instead of Pesticides

Published by American Council on Science and Health
By Gil Ross | September 9, 2015

Forget insecticides.  Scientists are making pests that destroy themselves

Published by Grist
By Suzanne Jacobs | August 31, 2015

Replacing pesticides with genetics

Published in The New York Times
By Devin Powell | August 31, 2015

Genetically modified moths could save crops

Published by IFLscience!
By Caroline Reid | July 22, 2015

Scientists breed genetically modified moths to curb global pest problem costing farmers billions of dollars

Published by The Independent (UK)
By Kashmira Gander | July 17, 2015

New moth may curb pests, delay Bt crop resistance

Published by The Cornell Chronicle (US)
By Krishna Ramanujan | July 16, 2015

Video: GM moth bred to combat crop pests

Published by Farmers Weekly (UK)
By Philip Case | July 16, 2015

GM moths ‘can curb pest invasion’

Published by BBC News (UK)
By Paul Rincon , Science Editor | July 16, 2015

Genetically engineered moths could be released in Britain to save crops

Published in The Telegraph (UK)
By Sarah Knapton , Science Editor | July 16, 2015 1:00 am BST

Press Releases

Oxitec ‘self-limiting gene’ offers hope for controlling invasive moth without using pesticides

Released 16 July 2015 by Oxitec Ltd, Oxford, UK
Chris Creese
+44 (0) 1235 832393



The Diamondback Moth: pest control without pesticide

Safe Sex for Insects: Public Forum and Seminar held at Hobart and William Colleges September 24 2015

Journal Articles

Pest control and resistance management through release of insects carrying a male-selecting transgene

Published as an open-access article on 16 July 2015 in BMC Biology
Tim Harvey-Samuel, Neil I. Morrison, Adam S. Walker, Thea Marubbi, Ju Yao, Hilda L. Collins, Kevin Gorman, T. G. Emyr Davies, Nina Alphey, Simon Warner, Anthony M. Shelton and Luke Alphey
BMC Biology 2015, 13:49

Download now. This article is open-access.

Oxitec trials GM sterile moth to combat agricultural infestations

Published on 07 August 2015 in Nature Biotechnology
Emily Walsh
Nature Biotechnology 33: 792-793 (2015)

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Social Media Resources

Resource Shortlink
FAQ Diamondback moth Project (this page)
Discover magazine – Genetically modified moth article (16 July 2015)
Telegraph (UK) – Genetically modified moth could help UK crops(16 July 2015)
BBC News (UK) – GM moth ‘could curb pest invasion (16 July 2015)
Farmers Weekly (UK) – Video: GM moth bred to combat crop pests (16 July 2015)
Cornell Chronicle (US) – New moth may curb pests, delay Bt resistance (16 July 2015)
The Independent (UK) – Scientists breed genetically modified moths to curb global pest problems (17 July 2015)
Oxitec ‘Self-limiting gene’ Press Release (16 July 2015)
The Diamondback Moth: pest control without pesticide
BMC Biology article (16 July 2015)

Biology, ecology and management of insect pests affectiing vegetables and other crops