Respect the Refuge
IRM is mandated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and is the responsibility of each and every person growing and using Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn protection technology. Properly managing this technology is key to preserving it as a useful crop protection tool for years to come. Failure to implement appropriate IRM plans may lead to adaptation by the target pest populations to the Bt insecticidal proteins and loss of efficacy of the product. The IRM plans for all Bt corn traits that have been developed in partnership with the Canadian Corn Pest Coalition (CCPC).
For more information on the management of Bt traits and IRM guidelines, please download the CCPC publication A Grower’s Handbook.
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