TwinLink Plus and TwinLink cotton technology is now available to U.S. cotton growers in high-yielding, high-quality FiberMax® and Stoneville® cotton varieties.
Upgrade Resistance Management with TwinLink Plus, Three-Gene Protection
TwinLink Plus cotton technology provides season-long, three-gene Bt protection against worm pests. TwinLink Plus offers three Bt proteins (Cry1Ab, Cry2Ae and Vip3Aa19) for greater technology durability and improved insect resistance management. It provides improved control over cotton bollworm and armyworms, including fall armyworm, compared to two-gene Bt technologies.
TwinLink cotton technology offers season-long Bt protection for effective management of major lepidopteran pests, such as tobacco budworm, pink bollworm, fall armyworm, cotton bollworm and beet armyworm. TwinLink offers two BASF proprietary Bt proteins (Cry1Ab and Cry2Ae).
Key advantages of TwinLink Include:
- Broad-spectrum lepidopteran insect control
- Complete control of tobacco budworm and pink bollworm
- Effective bollworm protection
- Reduction in damage caused by armyworms
Management Tools Packaged for Performance
TwinLink Plus and TwinLink are packaged with GlyTol® and LibertyLink® traits, the GLTP and GLT trait packages offered in FiberMax and Stoneville varieties. With GLTP and GLT, growers reap the benefit of full in-season tolerance to Liberty herbicide and glyphosate combined with industry-leading lepidopteran resistance. GLTP and GLT give growers the flexibility:
- To choose the herbicide application that best fits their cotton-growing conditions and farm management practices
- To rotate herbicide sites of action to control weeds effectively and reduce the potential of weed resistance.
Key Benefits of GLTP and GLT Trait Packages include:
- Greater efficiency and flexibility for weed and insect control that allows growers to make the right decisions for their farms
- A wide application window for over-the-top applications of glyphosate or Liberty herbicide products
- Herbicide-resistant traits with proven efficacy and crop safety
Strong stewardship starts with commitment to growers
Stewardship is also a generational commitment and requires active participation. We understand that by improving our corner of the world the entire global community benefits.
Every day, we think and act with our growers’ success in mind. It’s in our DNA. We try to meet and anticipate your needs, while delivering the highest yields and greatest quality possible.
We understand one of the most essential elements of sustainability is profitable yields. So our success is dependent upon delivering innovation focused on providing tools to increase your profit.
These tools include the development of cutting-edge seed traits and stewardship practices to improve your productivity and effectively manage diseases, weeds and insects.
BASF is committed to implementing effective Insect Resistance Management (IRM) programs for TwinLink® Plus, TwinLink and future traits that confer insect resistance to crops.
The IRM program for TwinLink and TwinLink Plus cotton is updated annually by BASF based on feedback from grower and industry groups, along with input from Extension, research and regulatory experts.
The TwinLink and TwinLink Plus IRM plan has three major components: effective doses of multiple insecticidal protein, good Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practice and effective refuge.
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