Midge Tolerant Wheat: 10 Years of Stewardship Success
Growers and industry celebrate a decade of Midge Tolerant Wheat thanks to proper stewardship of the technology.
WHAT IS MIDGE TOLERANCE?
WHAT IS A REFUGE?
WHAT IS IN THE MIDGE TOLERANT WHEAT STEWARDSHIP AGREEMENT?
The Stewardship Agreement for Midge Tolerant Wheat limits the use of farm-saved seed to one generation past Certified seed. It’s a simple step that keeps the interspersed refuge system at the proper level, preventing build-up of resistant midge. Without the refuge, we risk losing the one and only tolerant gene.
If you’re a retailer of Midge Tolerant Wheat, you’re required to complete the online Retailer Training Program before making any sales. It reviews the important steps that are necessary to protect Midge Tolerant Wheat technology and takes about 20 minutes from start to finish.
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