About the Authors

Carla C. Dutra

Affiliation Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados, Dourados, Brazil

Robert L. Koch

Affiliation Plant Protection Division, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Eric C. Burkness

Affiliation Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Michael Meissle

Affiliation Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon Research Station ART, Zurich, Switzerland

Joerg Romeis

Affiliation Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon Research Station ART, Zurich, Switzerland

William D. Hutchison

hutch002@umn.edu

Affiliation Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Marcos G. Fernandes

Affiliation Faculdade de Ciências Biológicas e Ambientais, Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados, Dourados, Brazil

Competing Interests

The two maize hybrids for this trial were gifted by Monsanto Co. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CCD RLK ECB MM JR WDH MGF. Performed the experiments: CCD MM JR. Analyzed the data: CCD RLK ECB MM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JR WDH. Wrote the paper: CCD RLK ECB MM JR WDH MGF.