Here’s a look at the refuge-in-a-bag seed products that will soon be ready for the marketplace.
SmartStax Refuge Advanced from Dow AgroSciences will be a blend of 95% SmartStax seed and 5% non-insect-traited seed. Dow expects to have the product available for the 2012 growing season.
“Pending EPA approval, SmartStax Refuge Advanced will meet all refuge requirements for above- and belowground corn pests in a single bag,” Onstot states. “And all the seed in the bag would be tolerant to applications of glyphosate and glufoxinate herbicides, offering increased weed control options.” SmartStax Refuge Advanced will be marketed through all of the Dow AgroSciences seed affiliates.