The new SmartStax technology reduced required refuge to 5%. Now Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences, the companies that brought you SmartStax, are working with the appropriate governmental agencies to integrate the refuge into the bag.
Don't get too excited just yet because refuge-in-the-bag (R-I-B) isn't expected to be available until the 2012 planting season. Until then, it's important to follow the refuge requirements for the hybrid you are planting.
Listen in as Dr. Robb Fraley, Monsanto's chief technology officer, explains how Monsanto's RIB Complete single bag refuge solution has evolved.