What’s new in 2016/17?
Bollgard® 3/Roundup Ready® Flex has been launched this year at a special introductory price – the same as Bollgard II®/Roundup Ready Flex pricing. With Bollgard 3, growers can plant anytime between 1 August and 31st December and enjoy the additional benefits that Bollgard 3 has to offer through a more flexible Resistance Management Plan.
Bollgard 3 will make growing cotton easier as it allows growers to manage their crop with more flexibility. The addition of a third gene reduces the existing resistance management requirements allowing growers to plant more cotton. Find out more about the benefits of Bollgard 3 and the Bollgard 3 Resistance Management Plan.
Have you completed your Bollgard 3 accreditation?
All growers must complete a Bollgard 3 accreditation before growing Bollgard 3, even if they have previously completed a Bollgard II accreditation. The Bollgard 3 accreditation is a valuable resource to growers and the wider industry in transitioning to a new Resistance Management Plan (RMP) and to help you get the most from this new technology.
Key Cotton Choices™ dates for Bollgard 3
If you’re able to take advantage of the additional planting window with Bollgard 3 there are some separate key dates to keep in mind.
Planting after October 31, through until December 31, is possible with the requirement of 10% unsprayed cotton or 5% Pigeon Pea refuge.