EAST LANSING, Mich. — The planting of all biotechnology varieties of corn in Ohio decreased from last year, according to the USDA NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. Biotechnology varieties accounted for 87 percent of the corn acres planted in Ohio, down from 89 percent in 2019.
Stacked genes were used on 71 percent of Ohio corn acres in 2020, compared to 76 percent last year.
Herbicide-resistant variety use moved up to 13 percent of corn acres from 11 percent in 2019, while the use of insect-resistant (Bt) varieties increased to 3 percent in 2020, compared to 2 percent in 2019.
Soybean plantings included 88 percent biotechnology varieties, down from 95 percent last year.
Nationally, biotechnology varieties of corn totaled 92 percent of the acres planted, unchanged from 2019. Soybean acreage planted to biotech varieties was also unchanged at 94 percent.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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