Fighting Worms in Cotton

carrie muehling

Cotton growers attending the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day learned about a number of choices when it comes to worm control.

Growers looking for two- or three-gene traits with high efficacy coupled with proven performance have a wide choice in the Stoneville lineup. TwinLink® is a two-gene Bt trait and TwinLink Plus is a three-gene Bt trait. Both show positive results in third-party trials across the Cotton Belt. 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. Additional proteins in the traits increase the level of control and extend the durability of the trait by improving resistance management. Trials show improved control over cotton bollworm and armyworms, including fall armyworm, compared to two-gene Bt technologies.

“When we brought in TwinLink Plus, that was to really give the grower another alternative to worm control,” said Rachel Walters, Stoneville cotton marketing manager.

TwinLink Plus and TwinLink are packaged with GlyTol® and LibertyLink® traits, in the GLTP and GLT trait packages. Walters encouraged growers using these varieties to continue scouting fields to ensure worm populations are staying below the economic threshold.

Listen to Chuck’s interview with Rachel here: Interview with Rachel Walters, Stoneville

2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day Photo Album

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