The Midge Tolerant Wheat Stewardship Team is a broad industry coalition representing plant breeders, government, seed growers, seed distributors and producer groups. The team is committed to maintaining the viability of Midge Tolerant Wheat by educating Canadian wheat producers on the importance of proper stewardship of the technology.
The Stewardship Agreement for Midge Tolerant Wheat limits the use of farm-saved seed to one generation past Certified seed. It’s a simple step that keeps the interspersed refuge system at the proper level, preventing build-up of resistant midge. Without the refuge, we risk losing the one and only tolerant gene.