The corn refuge revolution comes to Ontario

Seed companies are betting that simplicity and convenience will persuade growers to jump aboard the RIB bandwagon in 2012


Is convenience and simplicity enough to make refuge-in-a-bag (RIB) corn seed products a favourite choice for Ontario corn growers? Greg Stewart thinks so.

Stewart, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs corn specialist, predicts RIB products that deliver 95 per cent insect-protected seed and five per cent refuge seed in the same bag “will get significant traction” with Ontario corn growers.

Better Farming - April 2012