What are the benefits to ThryvOn™ Technology being a trait built into the cotton plant?

March 30, 2018

For years, spraying was one of the few options available to combat key tarnished plant bug and thrips species. With ThryvOn™ Technology, growers have access to the industry’s first cotton biotech trait* to provide built-in protection against those pests.

But what are the advantages of having built-in protection versus only spraying? Whitney Crow, extension entomologist at Mississippi State University, explains the difference a built-in trait can make.

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*Scouting is critical to determine which and how many insecticide applications are recommended to avoid economic loss greater than pest management costs (i.e., when economic thresholds are met). Check with your local state extension university for the latest spraying recommendations.

Products with XtendFlex® Technology contains genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, glufosinate and dicamba. Glyphosate will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Dicamba will kill crops that are not tolerant to dicamba. Glufosinate will kill crops that are not tolerant to glufosinate. Contact your seed brand dealer or refer to the Bayer Technology Use Guide for recommended weed control programs.