Decreased refuge area requirements meaning area and resources can potentially be dedicated to profitable crops.
Unsprayed cotton refuge requirement has been reduced to 5% of the area of Bollgard 3 cotton.
Unsprayed Pigeon Pea refuge requirement has been reduced to 2.5% of the area of Bollgard 3 cotton.
Sprayed cotton refuge size to remain at 100% of the area of Bollgard 3 cotton.
Addition of Pigeon Pea as a refuge option for dryland Bollgard 3 (subject to development of a management plan endorsed by the Regional Business Manager).
Minimum refuge size of 0.5 hectares where no sprayed cotton is planted on the same farm unit.