As spring approaches, growers must again consider refuge requirement compliance. The National Corn Growers Association, along with agribusiness partners, offers the Insect Resistance Management Refuge Calculator as a tool to help farmers determine how to comply with varying and often complex regulations. The calculator is both easy to use and represents the latest products available.

Off the Cob sat down for an interview with NCGA President Bart Schott and Director of Biotechnology and Economic Analysis Nathan Fields to discuss the importance of this tool recently. For the full interview.

"The calculator is a great jump forward for helping growers stay compliant," says Schott. "We have been working on this tool for several years and are glad that we can share this type of tool with our growers."

Notably, staff will be on hand during Commodity Classic to demonstrate the calculator in the NCGA booth. Held March 3 through 5 in Tampa, FL, Commodity Classic is the preeminent agricultural trade show.

NCGA will feature the calculator, along with information about other programs including the American Ethanol-NASCAR partnership, CommonGround and potential legislation in booth 702.

If you have not already registered for Commodity Classic and want to do so before Friday's deadline, click here.