Natural Bollgard II refuge proposed

Laws, Forrest
February 2006
Southeast Farm Press;2/6/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports on the proposal of Monsanto Co. to allow farmers to reduce the refuge acres they need to plant when they grow the Bollgard II cotton technology of the company. Monsanto is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to support its proposal. According to Monsanto researchers, the current refuge options for the farmers are designed to provide a source of susceptible heliothis moths that can mate with moths that may become resistant to the single Bt gene in Bollgard cotton.


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