II-transgenic cotton varieties may yield higher

According to Burkina Faso for Monsanto’s Bollgard II cotton-field experiment to estimate that planting genetically modified varieties are bound to get benefit from this technology. In the low-to middle-lepidopterous pests stress, Bt cotton production increased by 15% at the same time the use of pesticides declined by 2 / 3.

Bt cotton production increase translated into economic benefits for 79-154 dollars / ha. Oklahoma State University’s Jeffrey Vitale made the economic analysis, he said, because of pest density test is relatively low, the calculations may be under-estimated, to realize the revenue may be higher. During the trial period, Helicoperva armigera the highest density of only 4096 / ha, while Burkina Faso normal farming practice under the conditions of the density of only 12000-17000 / ha.

The study used data from the Burkina Faso national environmental and agricultural research institute (INERA) in the city of Bobo Dioulasso near Farako-Ba and Fada N’gourma near the city of Kouaré carried out Bollgrad II Bt cotton trial. Test planting of local species FK-37 and STAM 59 A for the control.