Insect resistant biotech crops provide farmers with excellent protection against damaging pests, however, the development of resistance is an important concern. Insect resistance management techniques such as the planting of refugia, limiting the use of multiple crops with the same insect control traits and planting seed with multiple biotech traits, protect harvests while preserving the long-term effectiveness of the insect resistant crops.
Similarly, herbicide tolerant biotech crops help control unwanted weeds, offering significant yield and environmental benefits. Integrated weed management strategies are key to managing weed resistance. Applying herbicides associated with herbicide tolerant crops according to best use practices can help manage weed resistance.