Genetic Engineering in Field Crop and Forage Production: Cropping Considerations for Herd Considering Non-GMO Production
Lawrence, J. R.
Genetically engineered crops entered the field crops marketplace over 20 years ago and quickly gained a significant foothold as a tool for pest management. More recently genetic engineering as a means of enhancing forage quality has entered the picture. This session will provide an overview of what farms need to consider when managing their cropping program without this tool as well as what emerging benefits from this technology that may be forfeited when pursuing a non-GMO (genetically modified organism) production model.
This information was presented at the 2017 Cornell Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufacturers, organized by the Department of Animal Science In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. Softcover copies of the entire conference proceedings may be purchased at http://ansci.cals.cornell.edu/extension-outreach/adult-extension/dairy-management/order-proceedings-resources.
crop production; GMO; genetic engineering