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1. Describe the effects of the ECB infestations you used. Were all corn varieties equally effective at controlling the ECB? How do you know?

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2. If there was no ECB infestation in a certain year, would a farmer gain or lose financially by planting Bt corn? Explain why?

3. What might happen if Bt corn affects non-target organisms such as beneficial insects or harmless insects?

4. What might happen if ECB became resistant to Bt?

5. Discuss possible benefits and drawbacks of a transgenic organism such as Bt corn?

6. A farmer planted a field of Bt 123 corn and wants to estimate the yield in terms of bushels per acre. He counts 22 ears in 1/1000 of an acre. He determines that each ear has about 700 kernels on average. He also knows that a bushel contains about 90 000 kernels on average. What is the farmer’s estimate of yield in bushels/acre?