Many farmers freely acknowledge that they plan to grow genetically engineered crops, approved or not, and they shrug off restrictions such as the Indian government's dictate, supported by Monsanto research, that at least 20 percent of any Bt cotton
field be planted with conventional cotton to keep the bollworm from developing resistance.
Tests are available in both dipstick and multiwell plate ELISA formats for the detection of Bt maize, Bt cotton
In 1998, Bt cotton
alone slashed pesticide use by 450 tons (992,080 pounds).
Researchers planted the Bt cotton
near Beasley Lake in Sunflower County -- one of three watersheds within the ARS Mississippi Delta Management Systems Evaluation Area project.
Cotton was one of the first crops to benefit from biotechnology-supplied pest protection, and Bt cotton
is now one of the most widely used transgenic crops.
Researchers at the University of Arkansas found that net income from land planted with Bt cotton
was less than land planted with conventional cotton by an average of $25 per acre in 1997, based on observations in three Arkansas counties.
Bobby Fratesi, who has been farming some 40 years in the Pine Bluff area, has been experimenting with Bt cotton
for four years now.
tabaci on Bt cotton
was recorded at 6% NSE while at 2% concentration of NSE after 148 hrs, 39.
Pinol and he has approved the importation of Bt cotton
Scientists in Nigeria have said that plans to release BT cotton
, Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea, Genetically Modified Cassava and other crops have been given green light, as Confined Field Trial for these crops have been conducted successfully.
The seeds of two Bt cotton
genotypes (Bt-3701, FH-113) were obtained from the germplasm source center of University College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha.