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News from CSIRO: 75% reduction in pesticides from GM cotton

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  • Anton Doroszenko ,Content Manager, Organ
    Forwarded from Crop Biotech Update 1 August 2003 =====Forwarded message===== CSIRO: 75% REDUCTION IN PESTICIDES FROM GM COTTON Three years of field trials of
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 4, 2003
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      Forwarded from Crop Biotech Update 1 August 2003

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      CSIRO: 75% REDUCTION IN PESTICIDES FROM GM COTTON

      Three years of field trials of genetically modified (GM) cotton in
      Australia, particularly Bollgard II, has shown that pesticide use can be
      reduced by as much as 75 percent compared to conventional cotton. This was
      revealed by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research
      Organization (CSIRO).

      Bollgard II is commercially available for planting in Australia this year.
      Greg Constable, CSIRO Plant Industry cotton breeder, says that the
      introduction in 1996 of the GM cotton, Ingard, resulted in pesticide
      reduction by about 50 percent compared to conventional cotton. Australian
      farmers will now experience further reduction in pesticide use by using
      Bollgard II.

      The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator approved the general release of
      Bollgard II last year and in 2003-2004 it will comprise about 15% of the
      total cotton crop. By 2004-2005, Bollgard II could be 80% of the cotton crop
      and Ingard, the original GM cotton, will not be grown at all after the
      2003/04 season to minimize the risk of insects developing resistance to Bt.

      Bollgard II varieties were developed by CSIRO Plant Industry, using genes
      under license from Monsanto, and will be sold by Cotton Seed Distributors.

      More of CSIRO at
      http://www.csiro.au/index.asp?type=mediaRelease&id=Prbollgard
      <http://rd.bcentral.com/?ID=995547&s=57986172>

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      Dr Anton Doroszenko, Editor, organic-research.com
      CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8DE, UK.
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    • Barry B. Bean
      http://deltafarmpress.com/ar/farming_grassley_dux_pl/index.htm -- Barry B. Bean Bean & Bean Cotton Company Peach Orchard, MO www.beancotton.com
      Message 2 of 3 , Aug 22, 2003
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        Barry B. Bean
        Bean & Bean Cotton Company
        Peach Orchard, MO
        www.beancotton.com
        www.beanformissouri.org
      • Gordon Couger
        We need to invite Mr. Grassley to a barbeque in west Texas and see if he could find his way home after it was over. Gordon ... From: Barry B. Bean
        Message 3 of 3 , Aug 23, 2003
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          We need to invite Mr. Grassley to a barbeque in west Texas and see
          if he could find his way home after it was over.

          Gordon
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          From: "Barry B. Bean" <bbbean@...>
          To: <COTTON-L@...>
          Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 8:04 AM
          Subject: Return of the Ghastly Amendment - time to call and write
          your congressman again.


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