Source: PRNewswire


Syngenta and Bayer CropScience have entered into a long-term business agreement relating to a key plant biotechnology trait. Under the agreement, Syngenta has granted Bayer CropScience a worldwide, non-exclusive license for use of Vipcot insect control technology in cotton.


The Vipcot technology expresses two insecticidal proteins that are highly effective against a number of important cotton pests, including cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa zea) and tobacco budworm (Heliothis virescens). The addition of Vipcot will complement Bayer's existing portfolio of cotton solutions, which includes high-performance cottonseed brands FiberMax, Stoneville and Surpass, and technologies including LibertyLink and GlyTol herbicide-tolerance and TwinLink insect resistance.


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