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Bayer upgrades worm control protection product


Cotton bollworm and armyworms inching their way into your cotton fields? Bayer has upgraded their pest protection product in 2017 with TwinLink Plus.

TwinLink Plus technology combines two Bayer proprietary Bt genes (Cry1Ab and Cry2Ae), both included in TwinLink, with the Vip3Aa19 Bt gene to create TwinLink Plus for effective management of major lepidopteran pests, such as cotton bollworm and armyworm, as well as fall armyworm.

As part of the GlyTol LibertyLink TwinLink Plus (GLTP) trait package TwinLink Plus adds another brick in a powerful wall of pest protection. GLTP gives cotton growers flexible weed control options because they can use Liberty herbicide or glyphosate for over-the-top, broad-spectrum herbicide applications. Plus, the trait package gives growers the ability to rotate herbicide modes of action to control weeds effectively and reduce the potential for weed resistance.

In 2015 and 2016, Bayer sponsored more than 200 variety trials across the Cotton Belt. Cotton growers managed the Agronomic Performance Trials to evaluate the performance of Bayer cotton varieties across geographical regions, soil types, irrigation regimes and farm management practices. Early results from the trials indicated high yield potential and outstanding fiber quality for the new TwinLink Plus varieties, which are anticipated to be released in January 2017.


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