Crop Science is a leading provider of herbicide-tolerant trait platforms. We offer innovative solutions for today’s growers, as we prepare for the needs of the future. Our products result in more efficient farming, which supports profitability and stewardship on our customer’s operations.

Our focus on research and development has resulted in delivering to the grower cutting-edge seed traits, which deliver high-yielding, high-quality crops with improved weed management. Prepared for the challenges of tomorrow, our trait pipeline will both complement and reinvent today’s solutions and influence the future of agriculture.

Pipeline: Innovation Driven by Need

As the agriculture market rapidly changes, it drives the need for innovation and growth in the industry. Crop Science has responded to these needs through the development of new and exciting trait technologies. Our customers can look forward to seed advancements, which will bring improved productivity, weed management and stewardship practices. 

Visit the cotton trait pipeline page to learn more about current and upcoming cotton technologies, including stacked traits, which combine powerful tools like GlyTol®, LibertyLink® and TwinLink®.

LibertyLink plus Liberty Herbicide

The LibertyLink plus Liberty herbicide system is the preeminent weed management system for hard-to-control weeds. LibertyLink seed allows growers to spray Liberty herbicide in crop for non-selective postemergence control of the toughest weeds. Our high-performance LibertyLink traits are widely available across crops, including InVigor® canola hybrids, FiberMax® and Stoneville® LibertyLink cotton seed varieties, LibertyLink corn hybrids, and LibertyLink soybeans.

Cotton Traits


GlyTol cotton technology delivers season-long, in-plant tolerance to glyphosate herbicide. The GlyTol trait is available in high-yielding, high-performing FiberMax cotton and Stoneville cotton varieties across U.S. geographies. FiberMax and Stoneville cottonseed varieties stacked with GlyTol and the LibertyLink trait are the first-ever stacked seed traits for cotton with full tolerance to both Liberty and glyphosate herbicides.


TwinLink cotton technology combines season-long Bt protection against worm pests with full tolerance to Liberty herbicide to control a wide range of broadleaf and grass weeds. TwinLink will be available as a GlyTol LibertyLink TwinLink (GLT) trait package. The GLT trait stack will give growers the flexibility to choose the herbicide applications that best fit their cotton-growing conditions and farm management practices.

InSeed Trait Identification System

InSeed™ Trait Identification System is a platform for cotton growers to easily identify Crop Science traits in FiberMax and Stoneville varieties. The InSeed system uses icons to identify traits by, herbicide tolerance, insect resistance, drought tolerance, yield enhancements and fiber quality. The simplified process assists in selecting high-performing, high-quality cotton technologies from Bayer, which results in a better product and better cotton.

Soybean Traits

Balance GT and Balance Bean

Crop Science and MS Technologies have collaborated to develop a new soybean system to help growers achieve improved weed control. The Balance™ GT Soybean Performance System is a double herbicide tolerant trait stack featuring a new form of glyphosate tolerance for soybeans, coupled with tolerance to Balance® Bean herbicide. Balance GT will be brought to the market in high-yielding elite genetics for premium performance.

Balance GT* is expected to launch in selected soybean markets. It is fully approved for cultivation and use in the United States, and has also received approvals in other key importing countries.

Crop Science anticipates that Balance Bean* herbicide will be registered for use on soybeans. The
Balance Bean label request submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests that
Balance Bean will be approved for use in burndown and residual control of grass and broadleaf weeds, including those resistant to other herbicide chemistries.

*Balance Bean is not yet registered for sale or use in the United States. Balance GT is deregulated in the United States and authorized in some key importing countries. Additional international authorizations are pending.


Crop Science and Syngenta are co-developing MGI, a new herbicide tolerance trait for soybeans that will bring second generation HPPD tolerance to market later this decade, pending all necessary regulatory approvals. MGI herbicide tolerance technology provides pre-emergence tolerance to mesotrione and isoxaflutole, plus postemergence tolerance to Liberty. The new trait will broaden the herbicide options available to soybean growers by offering tolerance to Callisto® and Balance herbicides, the leading HPPD inhibitor products.

MGI technology will substantially improve soybean productivity and sustainability of weed control practices because it will allow growers to use more effective, residual herbicides that offer maximum flexibility. MGI herbicide tolerance will enable soybean growers to use two powerful modes of action, which offers more options to control challenging weeds and manage resistance. Additionally, this trait will maintain soybean yield and agronomic performance.

Weed Management

Bayer develops and provides trait platforms that ensure growers of today and tomorrow have access to effective and sustainable weed management tools and practice. We offer a broad portfolio of innovative, integrated weed management solutions for productive and sustainable farms. We encourage growers to follow the principles of Integrated Weed Management (IWM), which will help protect these important herbicide-tolerant trait platforms for years to come.

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