Corn seed trait: Monsanto Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete
Monsanto’s much-awaited refuge-in-a-bag (RIB) technology was approved last spring and offered in limited quantities for production. This year, a full-scale launch is under way. Called Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete, the product is a blend of 95% SmartStax seed and 5% non-insect-traited corn seed. It offers above- and belowground insect protection in a single-bag refuge product. Growers using this new product will not need to plant a separate refuge for above- or belowground pests in the Corn Belt.