NCGA Releases Next-Gen Refuge Calculator
National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) recently leveraged AgIntegrated’s multi-platform capabilities to develop and maintain NCGA’s next generation Insect Resistance Management (IRM) Refuge Calculator. The web-based solution improves accessibility through a combination of smartphone, desktop, and website platforms.
Today, these efforts were realized with the successful launch of IRM Refuge Calculator v4.0. The revamped calculator, built on a web-based framework, provides the additional convenience of smartphone and desktop web browser accessibility while continuing to offer a desktop application that can be used offline.
The calculator facilitates Grower compliance with EPA’s IRM regulations by calculating the appropriate refuge, quantity of standard seed bags to purchase for both trait and refuge, and possible planting configurations for certain corn products in the United States.
“We are excited to have found a software development group with extensive, real-world agricultural experience,” said Nathan Fields, Director of Biotechnology and Economic Analysis for NCGA. “AgIntegrated’s cross-platform technologies will provide us with the ability to scale and further enhance our software products to meet the needs of our members and the corn industry as a whole.”
“It a privilege to be selected by NCGA to develop and maintain their IRM refuge calculator,” said Mike Santostefano, Marketing Director for AgIntegrated. “We are excited to be working with them and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”
NCGA is a national organization founded in 1957 and represents more than 35,000 dues-paying corn farmers nationwide and the interests of more than 300,000 growers who contribute through corn checkoff programs in their states. NCGA and its 48 affiliated state associations and checkoff organizations work together to create and increase opportunities for their members and their industry. NCGA is the largest trade organization in the United States representing corn growers. Since its inception the NCGA has successfully represented corn growers, throughout the entire corn industry, the U.S. government, and consumers and throughout the world. For more information, visit www.ncga.com .
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