Pioneer HiBred has introduced two new products into the U.S. corn market, Optimum AcreMax RW (OAM RW) and Optimum AcreMax 1 (OAM 1). Both products have been approved by the EPA and are commercially available as a new option to consider for the 2011 growing season. Pioneer is the first company to offer "in the bag" refuge for Bt corn. The OAM RW and OAM 1 blends each contain 90 percent Bt corn that targets corn rootworm and a 10 percent rootworm refuge. While a potentially convenient benefit, some growers may find that this complicates refuge planting. Let’s run through the basics.
Iowa State University
Gassmann, Aaron J. and Hodgson, Erin W., "Refuge in a Bag is Here: Explaining the Simplified Refuge" (2010). Integrated Crop Management News. 422.
The Iowa State University Digital Repository provides access to Integrated Crop Management News for historical purposes only. Users are hereby notified that the content may be inaccurate, out of date, incomplete and/or may not meet the needs and requirements of the user. Users should make their own assessment of the information and whether it is suitable for their intended purpose. For current information on integrated crop management from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, please visit https://crops.extension.iastate.edu/.