Refuge requirements and planting restrictions for TwinLink® Plus and TwinLink cotton. Producers should consult local authorities prior to planting to confirm requirements for specific fields or locations.
Areas Where Natural Refuge Has Been Approved for TwinLink Plus and TwinLink Cotton
In natural refuge areas, it is not necessary to plant a structured refuge. Refer to the above map for approved natural refuge areas: AL, AR, FL, GA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MS, MO, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX (excluding Brewster, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Loving, Pecos, Presidio, Reeves, Terrell, Val Verde, Ward and Winkler counties) and VA.
Areas Where Growers Must Plant Structured Refuge for TwinLink Plus and TwinLink Cotton
Outside of natural refuge area (see above map), a structured refuge of non-Bt cotton must be planted with it in the following states and counties: AZ, CA, and NM, as well as the west Texas counties of Brewster, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Loving, Pecos, Presidio, Reeves, Terrell, Val Verde, Ward and Winkler. Specific counties within these areas may have exemptions in accordance with state programs to eradicate pink bollworm. Growers are advised to inquire with local authorities about whether such exemptions apply.
Areas Where TwinLink Plus and TwinLink Cotton Cannot Be Planted
Commercial planting of TwinLink Plus and TwinLink cotton is prohibited in Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Planting of TwinLink Plus and TwinLink cotton is prohibited in: AK, CO, CT, DE, ID, IL, IN, IA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, SD, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY, DC and south of Route 60 (near Tampa) in FL.