An important component of a successful management plan is to plant a block of corn that does not control the target pest(s), known as a refuge, near your insect-protected hybrids. The refuge sustains a population of susceptible target pests to mate with any rare resistant species that may emerge from these same or nearby corn hybrids.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires a refuge on every farm that plants insect-protected hybrids. Failure to plant the appropriate refuge jeopardizes your continued access to Agrisure technology
A signed and returned Agrisure Stewardship Agreement, which includes your agreement to implement an IRM Program, is required prior to planting corn hybrids with Agrisure traits.