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Bayer Bollgard 3 ThryvOn Technology cotton with XtendFlex is now commercially available.

Compiled by staff

February 9, 2023

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Cotton bolls in field
Brad Haire

Bollgard 3 ThryvOn Technology cotton with XtendFlex is now commercially available. ThryvOn provides built-in protection against key tarnished plant bug and thrips species.

The biotechnology trait has seen proven success during Ground Breakers Field Trials in 2021 and 2022, providing farmers additional tools to protect against these damaging insects. During the 2021 and 2022 Bayer Ground Breakers Field Trial program, the technology was shown to reduce average season-long injury from these harmful pests, according to a Feb. 7 statement from Bayer.

“We are thrilled to announce the commercial availability of ThryvOn Technology, the industry’s first cotton biotech trait of its kind,” said Lindsey Battle, Bayer trait marketing and launch lead for regional crops. “Tarnished plant bug and thrips species have become some of the most economically detrimental pests in U.S. cotton farming. This new technology provides built-in protection against these pests along with providing growers additional options and flexibility in how they manage their fields. We are excited to provide growers greater access to this technology in 2023 and beyond.”

The ThryvOn Technology will be stacked with Bollgard 3 XtendFlex to provide a broad spectrum of insect protection, including protection against bollworm, tobacco budworm, other common worm pests, key tarnished plant bug and thrips species as well as more options against tough-to-control and resistant weeds like Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and marestail.

“Bayer continues to be the leader in research and innovation when it comes to cotton,” said Battle. “Bollgard 3 ThryvOn cotton with XtendFlex Technology continues the tradition of providing growers with state-of-the-art tools and technologies that help them preserve their fields and protect their legacy.”

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