New Insect Resistance Management Refuge Calculator

The introduction of new refuge systems in recent years has given growers more options in setting up their refuge. So, to assist farmers in developing the right plan for refuge compliance, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) has developed a calculator to help farmers clarify the options and show them how to execute the requirements properly.

Chad Blindauer, Chair of NCGA’s Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team said, “Biotechnology is an important part of modern agriculture’s ability to sustainably meet the world’s increasing demands for food, feed and fuel, and its proper stewardship is essential. Given the benefits of Bt products, farmers and trait providers have a duty to keep this technology viable and on the market.”

The calculator includes all commercial Bt products on the market and a trait selection process where farmers can run different planting scenarios on a field-by-field basis. To download the NCGA calculator, click here.

(Source: National Corn Growers Association)