Insect-protected crops are genetically improved to provide in-plant protection against selected insect pests. Beneficial insects are not affected. To preserve the benefits and insect protection of these technology crops, Monsanto Technology LLC, Syngenta Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences have developed insect resistance management (IRM) guidelines that must be incorporated by everyone purchasing and planting insect-protected crops.
The refuge on each farm may be arranged in a number of configurations. These options offer the flexibility to easily incorporate an effective corn refuge into farm operations.
- Plant a corn refuge within or adjacent to each traited corn field.
- Plant a corn refuge as a block within a traited corn field.
- Split the planter to alternate at least four consecutive rows of corn refuge with traited corn.
- Plant field perimeters or end rows to a corn refuge.
View Chart : Refuge Requirements for Biotech Corn Products
View Chart : Common Refuge Configurations
View Chart : Separate Refuge Configurations