U.S. farmers became some of the first to use Bollgard® cotton, upon its introduction in 1996. The product provides farmers with built-in insect-protection against the cotton bollworm, tobacco budworm and pink bollworm, allowing them to reduce reliance on pesticides and insecticides
Success on the Farm
Will Boyd, a Georgia cotton farmer, has been growing Bollgard cotton since its introduction. Over the past 15 years, he’s seen many improvements on his farm.
“The last time we grew conventional cotton, we sprayed 11 times per year,” Boyd said. “Now we’re down to spraying four or five times for insects, usually four. I have more profit potential with cotton than I do with anything else right now. It’s just what we do. I am a cotton farmer.”
Hear more about what Boyd had to say about Bollgard technology on his farm.