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This article explains how an Integrated Fertiliser Management program better facilitates collaboration and interaction between seed, root and foliage to improve fertiliser efficiency in modern cotton crops. Bt Cotton (as it is known) is a genetically modified cotton crop that has one or two genes of a soil bacterium (Bacillus thuringiensis) inserted into the seeds of cotton. In Australia, the use of biotechnology in cotton has enabled the cotton industry to substantially reduce the use of environmentally damaging pesticides and herbicides. By using technology to the best advantage RLF promotes a practice that employs seed and foliage in addition to roots for supplying nutrients to plants. This is an important and interesting publication and can be viewed here.