EAST LANSING, Mich. — The use of biotechnology varieties in corn in 2021 increased 1 percentage point in Indiana from last year, according to Nathanial Warenski, State Statistician of the USDA NASS, Indiana Field Office. Biotechnology varieties accounted for 87 percent of the corn acres planted in Indiana, up from 86 percent in 2020.
Soybean plantings in Indiana included 91 percent biotechnology varieties, down 2 percentage points from a year earlier.
Nationally, ninety-three percent of this year’s corn acreage was planted with biotechnology seed varieties, up 1 percent from last year. Producers planted 95 percent of the 2021 soybean acreage to herbicide-resistant seed varieties, up 1 percentage point from 2020.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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