Source: Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences

The industry's first, single-bag refuge solution for corn trait has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, announced Monsanto Company and Dow AgroSciences. This completes federal regulatory authorization in the United States. Commercialization is pending individual state authorizations and notifications, as required.

Monsanto's brand name for the newly approved trait is Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete. Dow AgroScience's brand name is Refuge Advanced powered by SmartStax.

Refuge Advanced is a blend of 95 percent SmartStax corn seed and 5 percent refuge (non-Bt) seed that farmers can plant across their entire field. This means farmers who plant Refuge Advanced products no longer need to plant a separate, structured refuge for above- or below-ground pests in the Corn Belt. 

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