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Glossary of Terms

Accreditation

Growers need to be accredited to use Bollgard II® and / or Roundup Ready Flex® cotton. Monsanto runs accreditation meetings throughout the year. Your Technology Service Provider (TSP) can give you more information.

Bollgard II

Bollgard II cotton contains traits that kill Helicoverpa Spp..

Crop Management Plan (CMP)

The Roundup Ready Flex CMP is a legal requirement for the commercial release of Roundup Ready Flex cotton in Australia. The CMP aims to ensure that all persons involved in the growing and management of Roundup Ready Flex cotton crops have a good understanding of the legal requirements, agronomic considerations and application options associated with the technology.

Cotton Choices™

Cotton Choices™ is the name of the program that offers cotton growers different ways to pay for their Monsanto traits. Cotton Choices™ gives growers flexibility in managing cash flow and production risks. You can choose how and when you pay for your Bollgard II stacked with Roundup Ready Flex technology.

Cry1Ac

One of two proteins produced in Bollgard II cotton plants and derived from a common soil bacterium. It is toxic to specific insects.

 Cry2Ab

One of two proteins produced in Bollgard II cotton plants and derived from a common soil bacterium. It is toxic to specific insects.

 End Point Royalty (EPR)

The Cotton Choices™ program includes Cotton Choices™ 3: EPR, meaning you can pay your cotton technology fees as your cotton is ginned, via a set EPR per bale.

 Late Crop Removal (LCR)

Cotton Choices™ 2 includes LCR. It entitles you to receive a full refund on your technology fee if your crop is removed due to hail, drought or other reasons.

 Resistance Management Plan (RMP)

Growers of Bollgard II are required to practice preventive herbicide resistance management as set out in the Bollgard II RMP. Compliance with the RMP is required under the terms of the Bollgard II Technology User Agreement and under the conditions of registration of the Bollgard II technology.

 Roundup Ready Flex

Roundup Ready Flex is the cotton that is tolerant to over the top Roundup Ready herbicide formulations.

 Technology Service Provider (TSP)

TSPs offer technology support, Technology User Agreements, Roundup Ready® herbicide with PLANTSHIELD by Monsanto and cottonseed. You’ll find a TSP at most local suppliers of agricultural products.

 Technology User Agreement (TUA)

When you grow Bollgard II or Roundup Ready Flex cotton, you must have a TUA. It is an agreement you have with Monsanto to grow cotton using their genetic technology. It is illegal to obtain seed without a current TUA.