Biotech Updates

NCGA Supports IRM Refuge

May 4, 2012

"It is vitally important that every actor involved with advanced seed traits acts as a good steward at all times," said National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Chairman Bart Schott. This statement came in the wake of increased and progressive planting of biotech crops across the United States.

NCGA is offering an Insect Resistance Management refuge calculator to easily clarify refuge options for the development of appropriate management plan for all growers. The tool is a product of the NCGA's Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team to obtain proper stewardship of biotechnology traits. It was designed to include all commercial Bt products on the market and features a trait selection process so that farmers can run several planting scenario on a field-by-field basis.

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